27 March 1997
Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
signed 'Epstein' (on the hair)
bronze with a gold patina
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high excluding base
Conceived in 1949-50
Acquired by the present owners in November 1957.
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R. Buckle, Jacob Epstein Sculptor, London, 1963, pls.521-22 (another cast illustrated).
E. Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Oxford, 1986, no.418, p.206 (another cast illustrated).
The sitter is the eldest daughter of Lucian Freud and Kitty Epstein.
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