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Head of Joan Greenwood as a Child: M.35-1982

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Head of Joan Greenwood as a Child


Epstein, Jacob (Sculptor)


Bronze, cast, with gold patina.


History note: Purchased from the sculptor's studio in 1948

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Zoe Hadwin Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 43.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1982) by Pleister, E. M. Julia, Miss


Second quarter of 20th century
George V
Production date: AD 1930


Lady Epstein, in a letter dated Sep. 4th 1970 addressed to Miss Pleister, stated that this was 'the 8th of an edition of ten. After the sculptor's death the original plaster cast was one of many donated by me to the Museum of Israel in Jerusalem.' See also a letter dated March 29th (no year) from Jacob Epstein to Miss Pleister, concerning the delivery of a bronze and mentioning 'Joan'.

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Components of the work

Head composed of bronze Base Height 8.1 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.35-1982
Primary reference Number: 13419
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_35_1982
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 September 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 15 September 2021

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

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