7 of 101 portraits of Augustus John
by Sir Jacob Epstein
bronze bust, 1916
14 in. (356 mm) high
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Sitterback to top
- Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961), Painter. Sitter in 101 portraits, Artist associated with 33 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), Sculptor. Artist of 14 portraits, Sitter in 67 portraits.
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A rare cast of Epstein's 1916 bust. Epstein was the leading modernist sculptor of his day and a founder member of the London Group, which was founded in 1913 from the amalgamation of the Fitzroy Street Group and the Camden Town Group. Epstein said of this portrait: 'I wanted to capture a certain wildness, an untamed quality that is the essence of the man '.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 339
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See this portrait
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
Exhibitions and displays
- Simon Schama’s Face of Britain
Until 4 January 2016