The brilliant and spirited British dramatist George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an outstanding champion of Epstein's work. While sitting for the artist, Shaw made witty remarks and gave his unsolicited views on art, most of which Epstein rejected. He created two versions of the portrait, with and without shoulders.
Kamien-Kazhdan, Adina, Focus on the Collection: Jacob Epstein, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002
Focus on the Collection: Jacob Epstein, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 23/08/2002 - 28/04/2003