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NPG 5199 in 360°

At the time this bust was made Freud was married to Epstein's daughter, Kitty, the subject of a series of paintings that are among the best-known examples of Freud's early work. The bust was originally conceived as a larger work that included Freud's arms and naked torso - a format that Epstein used for several portraits.

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Lucian Freud
by Jacob Epstein
bronze head, 1949
NPG 5199
Photographs © National Portrait Gallery, London