Thursday, June 28, 2012
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.