1 of 41 portraits of Lucian Freud
by Sir Jacob Epstein
bronze head, 1949
15 3/4 in. (400 mm) high
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Artistback to top
- Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), Sculptor. Artist of 14 portraits, Sitter in 67 portraits.
This portraitback to top
At the time this bust was made Freud was married to Epstein's daughter, Kitty, the subject of a series of paintings that are among the best-known examples of Freud's early work. The bust was originally conceived as a larger work that included Freud's arms and naked torso a format that Epstein used for several portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Fryer, Jonathan, Character Sketches: Soho in the Fifties and Sixties, 1998, p. 23
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 230
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Jacob Epstein: Portrait Sculptor (30 March 2013 - 24 November 2013)