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The Dreamer: M.1-1937

Object information

Titles

The Dreamer

Maker(s)

Epstein, Jacob (Sculptor)

Description

Nude female figure reclining on a shallow bronze base, supported by the left arm, which is rigid. Her long hair hangs down over her left shoulder and her head is turned almost in profile to the left, the eyes closed. Her long legs are slightly drawn up and crossed, but still extend beyond the edge of the base.

Notes

History note: Bought from the Twenty-One Gallery, 21, York Buildings, Adelphi, London, WC, in July 1914 by the donors.

Legal notes

Given by Mr & Mrs Frank Rinder

Measurements and weight

Depth: 31 cm
Height: 28.5 cm
Width: 36.3 cm

Relative size of this object

36.3 cm28.5 cm31 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1937) by Rinder, Frank, Mr & Mrs

Dating

Early 20th century
George V
Production date: AD 1911

Note

Nan Condron was the model.

One of perhaps six casts - one exhibited at the Tate Gallery in 1953 Exhibition of Epstein's work.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1937
Primary reference Number: 12319
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1937
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 September 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 15 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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