About this artwork

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”.

  • title:
    Albert Einstein
  • accession number:
    GMA 13
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  • materials:
    Bronze
  • date created:
    1933
  • measurements:
    43.50 x 30.00 x 25.50 cm
  • credit line:
    Presented by the children of James Watt and his wife Menie, in their memory 1958
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Jacob Epstein
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Sir Jacob Epstein

Sir Jacob Epstein