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Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies and Bloomsbury

Until 10 May 15, Foundling Museum, London, United Kingdom

The American-born British sculptor Jacob Epstein is perhaps best known for his menacing Rock Drill torso, 1913-15, which came to epitomise the horrors of the First World War. London’s Foundling Museum on Epstein’s home turf of Bloomsbury shows a very different—though also demanding—theme: babies and children. “Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies and Bloomsbury” features around 20 bronzes of young children including his own—he had five through three extra-marital affairs. Epstein was aware of the challenges presented by the no-doubt wriggly sitters,... Read on

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