NPG 6905 in 360°
Epstein started work on this bust of Nehru, India's first Prime Minister, when Nehru visited England for the Commonwealth Conference of 1946: ‘At this time, soon after the assassination of Gandhi [in 1948], Nehru seemed burdened with the cares of office, and it was in this mood that I conceived this sombre portrait’.
Look around the object by dragging your mouse across the image.
Look around the object by dragging your finger across the image.
by Jacob Epstein
bronze bust, 1948
Photographs © National Portrait Gallery, London