About this artwork

Epstein was born in New York, and studied in Paris from 1902 until 1905 before settling in London. Opinions differ about the date of 'Baby Asleep', which is one of his earliest sculptures. It was either made during his time in Paris, or shortly after his arrival in London. Epstein made a second version of the piece, called 'Baby Awake', in which the child's eyes are open. Very little of the artist's work from this period has survived.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Baby Asleep
  • date created:
    About 1904
  • materials:
    Bronze
  • measurements:
    13.20 x 9.80 x 14.80 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Sir David Young Cameron 1945
  • accession number:
    GMA 12
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Sir Jacob Epstein

Sir Jacob Epstein