Epstein, Madonna and Child

I was sitting in Cavendish Square, waiting until it was time for dinner – nor a very satisfactory square owing to extensive bomb damage and the creation of an underground car park – when my eye was caught by the fine sculpture of the Madonna and Child which Jacob Epstein did for the Convent of the Holy Child of Jesus after the war, when Louis Osman was commissioned to design a bridge connecting Nos. 12 and 13 and commissioned Epstein without telling the Mother Superior that he was Jewish:-


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  1. I worked in Cavendish Square in the 1960s and got to admire that Epstein – not his best, nor as good as his work on the outside of the offices above St James’s Underground Station, but well worth preserving.

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