Sir Jacob Epstein The Little Negress 1928

Artwork details

Artist
Sir Jacob Epstein 1880–1959
Title
The Little Negress
Date 1928
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 476 x 559 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1928
Reference
N04424

Catalogue entry

N04424 THE LITTLE NEGRESS 1928
 
Inscr. ‘Epstein’ b.l.
Pencil, 18 3/4×22 (48×56).
Purchased from Godfrey Phillips (Duveen Drawings Fund) 1928.
Exh: Godfrey Phillips Gallery, October–November 1928 (37).
Repr: Artwork, No.17, 1929, p.69, as ‘Nude Study’; Hubert Wellington, Jacob Epstein, Seventy-five Drawings, 1929, pl.37, as ‘Little Negress’; Black, 1942, pl.139.

Hubert Wellington (op. cit.) says that all the drawings exhibited at the Godfrey Phillips Gallery in 1928 were done in July and August of that year and describes them as ‘Studies of life rather than studies of form and detail from life’. The models were all Indian women and Negresses. (See also N04425.)

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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