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Lot 73

Sir Jacob Epstein KBE, American/British 1880-1959 - Reclining Nude, 1928; pencil on paper, signed...

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Lot 73

Sir Jacob Epstein KBE, 
American/British 1880-1959 - 
Reclining Nude, 1928; 
pencil on paper, signed...

Price Realised: Unsold Lot

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 73

Description

Sir Jacob Epstein KBE, 
American/British 1880-1959 - 

Reclining Nude, 1928; 

pencil on paper, signed lower left 'Epstein', 42 x 55 cm (ARR) 

Provenance: 
Christies, London, 28th March 1996, lot 37; 
private collection 

Exhibited: 
Godfrey Philips. London, 'Drawings by Epstein', October-November 1928, no.44 (according to the label attached to the reverse of the frame) 

Literature: 
Hubert Wellington, 'Jacob Epstein, Seventy-five Drawings', J. Saville & Co. Ltd, 1929, no.44, illus. 

Note:
one of the most important sculptors in Britain of the 20th century, Sir Jacob Epstein's works adorn public sites across Europe, including Coventry Cathedral, Hyde Park, London and the Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris. The artist created highly sensitive pieces, characterised by highly textured surfaces and expressive, heavy features. This sculptural approach can be seen in the present work in the sheer presence of the figure. 

This work was originally exhibited under the title 'Nude Negress'. It is one of a series of drawings Epstein made of the same unidentified model in the summer of 1928, many of which were exhibited at the Godfrey Phillips Gallery in London later that year. Another work from the series is now in the Tate collection. 

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT
VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.
(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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