Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ellen Janson (Smiling Head)

Jacob Epstein, 
Ellen Janson (Smiling Head)

Bronze with a green patina , 33 cm. high

Portrait commissioned by Ellen Janson in 1931, but there is a misspelling (Ellen Jansen) that has come into popular use in the historiography of modern sculpture, possibly based on the sound of the word.

Even Christie's experts they misspelled her name.