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’.
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by Jacob Epstein
bronze bust, 1948
Photographs © National Portrait Gallery, London
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