Sir Jacob Epstein

1 portrait on display in Room 33 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Jacob Epstein, by Michael Peto, 1951 - NPG x137297 - © University of Dundee The Peto Collection

© University of Dundee The Peto Collection

Sir Jacob Epstein

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from an original negative, 1951
14 5/8 in. x 14 in. (372 mm x 355 mm) image size
Given by University of Dundee - Michael Peto Collection, 2013
Photographs Collection
NPG x137297


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

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  • Michael Peto (1908-1970), Photojournalist. Artist of 22 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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In this striking photograph, Epstein sits next to his bust of the writer Somerset Maugham. Epstein's progress on this portrait was also recorded by the photographers Erich Auerbach and Ida Kar, a level of interest that reflected his growing reputation as the leading sculptor in Britain.