ON HOLD Sir Jacob Epstein, KBE (1880-1959) Bust of Morna Stuart
ON HOLD Sir Jacob Epstein, KBE (1880-1959) Morna (Stewart)
Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm). Conceived in 1935.
AUTHENTICATION Will need to be confirmed by Ms. Evelyn Silber.
Sotheby’s auction, circa 1970.
Private collection, New York 1970-2017.
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The 75th Anniversary Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture by 75 Artists Associated with the Art Students League of New York, 1951, illustrated p. 43
- Black, The Art of Jacob Epstein, New York and Cleveland. 1942, p. 241 no. 220 and another cast illustrated
Richard Buckle, Jacob Epstein Sculptor, London, 1963, no. 345, illustration of another cast p. 224
Evelyn Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Oxford, 1986, no. 264, illustration of another cast p. 180
Morna Stuart was born in India, possibly of mixed Indian-British parentage. She emigrated to England, and wrote several short stories, most famously, one called "Marassa and Midnight" about two children from Haiti. Additionally, she wrote screenplays, plays, adaptations, etc.