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EPSTEIN, Sir Jacob (1880 - 1959)
Size: 66.8 cm
Acquired: 1963; Bequest; Margaret Davies
Accession Number: NMW A 2516
Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection
By the Second World War Epstein was firmly established as the leading figurative sculptor in Britain. Chia Pi ('Precious Flower') was the wife of a Chinese diplomat, exiled in Britain following the Chinese revolution. This bust was produced in an edition of five casts. Margaret Davies purchased it in 1953.