Art: Last Work

With a tooting of trumpets, the last major work of the late tempestuous British sculptor, Sir Jacob Epstein, was unveiled by his widow last week on the pink sandstone west wall of the new Coventry Cathedral.* Commissioned in 1957 by the Cathedral Reconstruction Committee, the monumental four-ton sculpture of the cathedral's patron Saint Michael Triumphing Over the Devil was completed 18 months later and partially cast in bronze by the time Epstein died last summer. Before the assembled crowd, the Bishop of Coventry, the Rt. Rev. Cuthbert Bardsley, called it "an unforgettable picture of the cost of warfare. The work is...

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