Ben Uri collection

15 Sheets of Portrait Sketches, 3 of 15 (Head of a Man Facing Left and Five Heads Left and Two Heads Right)

Artist information

Name Henry Glicenstein (1870-1942)

Other name Enrico

Born Turek, Poland

Died New York, USA

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Sculptor Henry (Enrico) Glicenstein was born in Poland and studied in Munich and Warsaw; upon receipt of the Rome Prize he also continued his studies in Rome, subsequently settling in the USA. Early minutes (in Yiddish) record that in 1921 Ben Uri organised a huge event to mark his visit to England, and subsequently fundraised to purchase a number of his works (including his sculpture of Israel Zangwill), which were subsequently displayed in the Ben Uri's inaugural exhibition in 1925. A number of the works were also loaned to the important 'Jewish Art and Antiquities' exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1927.

Object Details

Date April '23

Object type drawing

Medium pen and ink on paper

Materials and techniques ink | pen (medium) paper (support)

Unframed 20.5 x 17 cm

Signed bottom left: [monogram]; bottom right: Glicenstein; bottom right: [stamp] Atelier Glicenstein London April 1923

Acquisition presented by Hugo Dreyfuss

Accession number 1994-10iii

Display status not on display


drawing | portrait

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