1 portrait on display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
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 associated with 88 portraits, Artist associated with 33 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), Sculptor. Artist of 14 portraits, Sitter associated with 67 portraits.
This portraitback to top
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