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The February 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, Feb 17, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 1010

Jacob Epstein, (British, 1880-1959) Bronze On A Marble Base C. 1936, H.I.M. Haile Selassie Emperor Of Abyssinia, H 46'' L 28'' Depth 15''

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$30 $10
$100 $25
$400 $50
$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
Jacob Epstein, (British, 1880-1959) Bronze On A Marble Base C. 1936, H.I.M. Haile Selassie Emperor Of Abyssinia, H 46'' L 28'' Depth 15'' | Bronze sculpture of H.I.M. Haile Selassie Emperor of Abyssinia (58 years of leadership in Ethiopia, first as Regent and then Emperor) Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia accumulated numerous honours and decorations. Created by Jacob Epstein at the request of Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson to be sold to raise funds for Abyssinia. Three-quarter length bust portrait of Haile Selassie I, the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. Literature: Noted in "Jacob Epstein Sculptor" by Richard Buckle, pg. 346-347. "The Sculpture of Epstein" by Evelyn Silber, pg. 181. Base: Height: 30 1/4", Length: 34", Depth: 23". Brwn patina.

Condition

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