Bust of Dr Hewlett Johnson by Sir Jacob Epstein

Epstein considered his best portraits to be those of friends like Dr Johnson which was a personal commission.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
51 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,500 ( Total: £12,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
C B George

Johnson conducted Epstein's funeral service at Putney Vale Cemetery in 1959.

Provenance

Dr Hewlett Johnson; Sotheby's 4/12/63, lot 98; C.B.George Esq.

Venue details

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge 18 High Street, CANTERBURY Kent CT1 2RA 01227 862162 www.thebeaney.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25 Dec

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