Sir Jacob Epstein (British, 1880-1959) Second Portrait of Kathleen 39 cm. (15 1/4 in.) high
Lot 53
Sir Jacob Epstein (British, 1880-1959) Second Portrait of Kathleen 39 cm. (15 1/4 in.) high
Sold for £24,000 (US$ 40,315) inc. premium
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Lot Details
(n/a) Sir Jacob Epstein (British, 1880-1959)
Second Portrait of Kathleen
signed 'Epstein' (on the reverse)
bronze with a green patina
39 cm. (15 1/4 in.) high
Conceived in 1922

Footnotes

  • EXHIBITED:
    London, The Leicester Galleries, 1924 (another cast)

    LITERATURE:
    Richard Buckle, Jacob Epstein: Sculptor, Faber and Faber, London, 1963, p.113, no.176 (another cast ill.b&w)
    Evelyn Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Phaidon, Oxford, 1986, no.130 (another cast ill.b&w)

    Epstein completed seven portraits of Kathleen in total, this being the second and completed six months after the first. The artist met Kathleen Garman in August 1921 and made her his second wife some thirty years later. As Richard Buckle has commented on the present work, 'although modeled in the Winter - in January 1922 - it has a sultry summer afternoon quality very different from the radiant visionary first portrait. Lips parted, eyes half closed, Kathleen basks sensuously, full of honey' (Richard Buckle, Jacob Epstein: Sculptor, Faber and Faber, London, 1963, p.113)
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