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Romilly: Head of an Infant, by Jacob Epstein

Image attached to M.157-1941

An image of Romilly: Head of an Infant. Epstein, Jacob (British, 1880-1959). Bronze, cast with highly polished surface On a tall oblong block of stone set at right angles is the head of a child wearing a 'cap', which covers the ears. The eyes are sunk deeply in the full face. Production Notes : Romily John (1906-86) was the son of the artist, Augustus John (1878-1961). This is the first of Epstein's three portraits of Romily as a child. It was conceived in 1907 and was cast in an edition of nine. Height (whole) 42.9 cm, width (whole) 16.1 cm, diameter (whole) 19.6 cm, height (head) 20.3 cm, width (head) 15.8 cm, diameter (head) 19.6 cm, area (base) 11.4 cm. 1907.

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Romilly: Head of an Infant. Epstein, Jacob (British, 1880-1959). Bronze, cast with highly polished surface On a tall oblong block of stone set at right angles is the head of a child wearing a 'cap', which covers the ears. The eyes are sunk deeply in the full face. Production Notes : Romily John (1906-86) was the son of the artist, Augustus John (1878-1961). This is the first of Epstein's three portraits of Romily as a child. It was conceived in 1907 and was cast in an edition of nine. Height (whole) 42.9 cm, width (whole) 16.1 cm, diameter (whole) 19.6 cm, height (head) 20.3 cm, width (head) 15.8 cm, diameter (head) 19.6 cm, area (base) 11.4 cm. 1907.

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  • Accession Number: M.157-1941
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. © The estate of Sir Jacob Epstein. Tate. London.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3D II-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 768 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 89.52kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2009:05:26 10:49:23

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