International Art Auction

December 07, 2015

LOT 80

Lot 80

Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)

Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
Lot 80 Details
Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), British


Bronze with green patination; circa 1930/1, raised on stone base
Bronze 13.9" x 10.25" x 10.25" — 35.3 x 26 x 26 cm.

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $5,760
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
  • Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
  • Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
  • Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
  • Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)

Evelyn Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein with a Complete Catalogue, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Bucknell University Press, 1987, Cat. No. 203, p. 168


Joan Greenwood, the actress, was the childhood friend of the artist's daughter Peggy Jean.

The date of execution for this work by Epstein scholars varies slightly; Haskell dates the bronze at 1931, whereas Powell and Buckle assert 1930.


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 80

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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