Sir Jacob Epstein (British, 1880-1959) The Muse 27 cm. (10 3/4 in.) high
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Sir Jacob Epstein (British, 1880-1959) The Muse 27 cm. (10 3/4 in.)(height)
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Sir Jacob Epstein (British, 1880-1959)
The Muse
bronze with a brown patina
27 cm. (10 3/4 in.)(height)
Conceived in 1956

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  • EXHIBITED:
    Edinburgh, Waverley Market, Epstein: Edinburgh Festival Society Memorial Exhibition, 19 August - 18 September 1961, no.154, where lent by Lady Epstein (another cast)

    LITERATURE:
    Richard Buckle, Jacob Epstein: Sculptor, Faber and Faber, London, 1963, pl.605, p.380 (another cast ill.b&w)
    Evelyn Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Phaidon, Oxford, 1986, cat.no.493, p.222 (another cast ill.b&w)

    Cast posthumously by his wife, after a series of sketches made by Epstein in 1956. Buckle identifies the figure of the muse as Terpsichore, the muse of dance and dramatic chorus, and often identified as the mother of the Sirens by Achelous.
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