Details
Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)
Second Portrait of Deirdre (in a Slip)
indistinctly inscribed (at the base of the sitter's right shoulder blade)
bronze with a gold patina
21 ¾ in. (55.2 cm.) high
Conceived in 1941-42; this is cast 3/7.

Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Provenance
with Leicester Galleries, London, where purchased by Max Aitken, 1st Lord Beaverbrook, and by descent to the Beaverbrook Foundation.
Their sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 December 2010, lot 118, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
R. Buckle, Jacob Epstein: Sculptor, London, 1963, p. 266, pl. 403, another cast illustrated.
The Atlantic Advocate, July 1963, vol. 53, no. 11, p. 22, illustrated.
E. Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein with a Complete Catalogue, Oxford, 1986, p. 190, no. 321, another cast illustrated.
Exhibited
London, Leicester Galleries, 'Girl with the Gardenias' and Some Other Recent Sculpture by Jacob Epstein, May - June 1944, no. 5, as 'Deirdre'.
Fredericton, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, The First 45 Years - British Collection, January - May 2004, catalogue not traced.
Fredericton, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Art in Dispute, July 2005 - March 2006, catalogue not traced.
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