Sir Jacob Epstein, recipient: Peggy Jean Lewis

Letter from Jacob Epstein to Peggy Jean Hornstein

11 January [1958]

Page 1

Created by
Sir Jacob Epstein 1880–1959
Recipient
Peggy Jean Lewis 1918–2010
Date
11 January [1958]
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Sir Jacob Epstein, ‘Page 1’ 11 January [1958]

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
11 January [1958]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Purchased for Tate Archive from Peggy Jean Lewis in March 1999.
Reference
TGA 993/7

Description

The letter concerns Epstein's family affairs and work mentioning an attempt to send Peggy Jean a Christmas present through Irving Esptein, that he has sent off the model for Coventry Cathedral and is starting a new work and his poor health. The letter also mentions he has been asked to contribute to an exhibition of English art for Washington, has been visited by the American sculptor Chaim Gross, that Irving's son is getting married, his bust of William Blake has been unveiled in Westminster Abbey but he has not been paid for it and Peggy Jean's financial settlement with Hornstein. Includes original envelope.

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