Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London
by Sir Jacob Epstein
bronze bust, 1933
16 1/2 in. (419 mm) high
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Artistback to top
- Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), Sculptor. Artist of 14 portraits, Sitter in 68 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This bust of the film producer Michael Balcon was commissioned by Alfred Hitchcock to salve his guilt over an advantageous deal. Hitchcock paid £250 for the rights to a script that Balcon was also interested in and sold them on to Balcon for £500. Hitchcock later recalled, 'I was so ashamed of the hundred per cent profit that I had Jacob Epstein do a bust of Balcon with the money'. Epstein went on to make busts of Hitchcock's daughter Pat and Balcon's daughter Jill.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 30
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Jacob Epstein: Portrait Sculptor (30 March 2013 - 24 November 2013)