William Henry Davies

1 portrait on display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery

William Henry Davies, by Sir Jacob Epstein, 1916 - NPG 3885 - Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Henry Davies

by Sir Jacob Epstein
bronze head, 1916
12 1/4 in. (311 mm) high
Purchased, 1953
Primary Collection
NPG 3885


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  • Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), Sculptor. Artist of 14 portraits, Sitter associated with 67 portraits.

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Davies described in his autobiography Later Days how he agreed to sit for a bust, provided that Epstein would let him buy one of the casts and only charge him for the cost of the metal. Epstein exhibited this bust in his first one-man exhibition in London, at Leicester Galleries.

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