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Ernest Bloch

Ernest Bloch

Born USA, active England, 1880–1959

Ernest Bloch

Plaster

40 x 24 x 25 cm

Gift of the Jacob Epstein Estate

Jacob Epstein © Tate Gallery, London
Accession number:

B66.1626

Arts/Modern Art

By 1910, after the premiere of his opera Macbeth, the Swiss Jewish composer Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) had achieved musical prominence. Epstein and Bloch enjoyed stormy conversations during the sittings for the bust, which conveys the composer's alertness and dynamism.

From the Israel Museum publications:

Kamien-Kazhdan, Adina, Focus on the Collection: Jacob Epstein, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002

Exhibitions:

Focus on the Collection: Jacob Epstein, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 23/08/2002 - 28/04/2003

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by:
Ms. Joan Lessing, New York and Jerusalem