Jacob Epstein

1 portrait

Jacob Epstein, by Ida Kar, 1953 - NPG x133283 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Jacob Epstein

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1953
11 3/4 in. x 9 7/8 in. (297 mm x 251 mm) overall
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x133283


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

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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1495 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.

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Epstein received public recognition late in life, being knighted in 1954, and completed large commissions and numerous portraits in his last decade. It was during this period, while acting as guardian for his son Theo, that Kar photographed Epstein at his studio at 18 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington.

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