EPSTEIN Sir Jacob - Two Autograph Letters Signed about his work
Sir Jacob EPSTEIN (1880-1959)
Two Autograph Letters Signed (“Jacob Epstein”) to “Dear Mr. Samuels”, giving details about the progress of some of his work and asking for a cheque “as large as you can on account”.
1 page 4to, 18 Hyde Park Gate, 9 March n.y. and 1 page 4to, 18 Hyde Park Gate, 13 July n.y.
“I’m awfully pleased about the Bernard Shaw & I will put it in hand at once: but you must expect some delay as my bronze founders have lots to do & they are only a couple of men & the only ones functioning in London just now. I am trying hard to get my things together for the show but things seem to move slow slow; my time is partly spent in getting the moulding done. Nothing absolutely official is fixed about the Myra Hess but I expect it to come off next week.”
“I had hoped to see you in London this week. I was looking forward to relieving Mrs E’s anxieties naturally. If you can will you send me a cheque as large as you can on account? Sculptures. Everything is going well & I hope to have the Einstein soon. The Oriel will follow.
I took the liberty of sending Mrs Samuels a little gift in the shape of “Leda” Peggy Jean’s child in bronze & I hope she likes it. . . Could you possibly make the cheque £100”
The “Mr. Samuels” in question was a collector of Epstein’s work.
Epstein produced busts of a great many distinguished sitters in the inter-war years and immediately after, including those mentioned here – Shaw (1934), Einstein (1933), Oriel Ross (1931, etc. – Epstein produced several busts of the actress) and pianist Myra Hess (1945).
“Leda”, born in 1939 was the daughter of Epstein’s illegitimate daughter Peggy Jean. Epstein was particularly interested in infants and small children, and produced a series of busts of Leda, capturing her different expressions.
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