Sir Jacob Epstein (British 1880-1959) - Emperor Haile Selassie
Bronze with a gold patina Height including base: 34cm (13 3/8in.) Conceived in 1936. Literature: Richard Buckle, Jacob Epstein, Sculptor , London, 1963, p.226, no.346 illustration of the clay model IMPORTANT: This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.
‘Albert Einstein’, Sir Jacob Epstein, 1933 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘Albert Einstein’, Sir Jacob Epstein, 1933 The famous physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955) fled Germany in 1933, and was staying in a refugee camp in Britain when Epstein made this portrait bust. However, Einstein left to take up a professorship at Princeton before it was completed. Epstein later described Einstein’s ‘wild hair floating in the wind’ and wrote that ‘his glance contained a mixture of the humane, the humorous, and the profound. This was a combination that…
By MICHAEL CAINES Any time between now and November 24 would be a good time to find yourself in the vicinity of London’s National Portrait Gallery: head up to Room 33 (the high-ceilinged mezzanine before you get to the Victorians), and there you’ll meet a devil’s dozen of portrait busts by Jacob Epstein, mainly in bronze. It’s quite a party, and entry is free. Several of the guests are literary men – T. S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad, George Bernard Shaw, W. H. Davies – among whom Conrad seems to…
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