Sir Jacob Epstein, recipient: Peggy Jean Lewis

Letter from Jacob Epstein to Peggy Jean Hornstein

02 April [1957]

Page 1

Created by
Sir Jacob Epstein 1880–1959
Recipient
Peggy Jean Lewis 1918–2010
Date
02 April [1957]
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Sir Jacob Epstein, ‘Page 1’ 02 April [1957]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Sir Jacob Epstein 1880–1959
Recipient
Peggy Jean Lewis 1918–2010
Title
Letter from Jacob Epstein to Peggy Jean Hornstein
Date
02 April [1957]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Purchased for Tate Archive from Peggy Jean Lewis in March 1999.
Reference
TGA 993/4

Description

The letter concerns Peggy Jean's marital matters with Norman Hornstein, Jackie Epstein's new job and Epstein's work. In particular, he mentions preparations for a visit to Llandaff for the presentation of his figure there ('Christ in Majesty' 1954-55), the progress of his work for Coventry Cathedral ('St Michael's Victory over the Devil' 1958), the wall panel he is doing for Lichfield Cathedral (possibly a bust of Edward Sydney Woods, 1958) and commissions for portraits from Oxford and Cambridge [Universities] as well as general thoughts about his work and having survived a bad period. Includes original envelope.

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