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NPG 7047 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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Jawaharlal Nehru
by Jacob Epstein
bronze bust, 1948
NPG 7047
Photographs © National Portrait Gallery, London