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Jacob Epstein
Born USA, active England, 1880–1959
Hiram Halle
48 x 30 x 27 cm
Gift of the Jacob Epstein Estate
Jacob Epstein © Tate Gallery, London
Accession number: B66.1628

Hiram Halle, an American oil magnate, sat for Epstein in 1934. Halle had lent Epstein money because the sculptor had spent a great deal on his collection of primitive art. Epstein was so pleased with the humanity in Halle's face, that he made a copy of this portrait for himself.

From the Israel Museum publications:
Kamien-Kazhdan, Adina, Focus on the Collection: Jacob Epstein, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002

Focus on the Collection: Jacob Epstein, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 23/08/2002 - 28/04/2003

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: Ms. Joan Lessing, New York and Jerusalem

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