Albert Einstein
© Estate of Jacob Epstein

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Albert Einstein 1933
Albert Einstein came to England in 1933 and stayed at a secluded army camp near Cromer on the Norfolk coast. Epstein modelled this bust in one week - Einstein posing for two hours each morning in a cramped hut. The sculptor recalled that "Einstein appeared dressed very comfortably in a pullover with his wild hair floating in the wind. His glance contained a mixture of the humane, the humorous, and the profound. This was a combination that delighted me. He resembled the ageing Rembrandt”.

Glossary Open


Sculpted portrait consisting of the head and the top of the shoulders.



  • Acc. No. GMA 13
  • Medium Bronze
  • Size 43.50 x 30.00 x 25.50 cm
  • Credit Presented by the children of James Watt and his wife Menie, in their memory 1958