THE Very Rev. Eryl Stephen Thomas, dean of Llandaff Cathedral in Wales, was categorical. Restoration of the cathedral, which had been virtually destroyed in 1941 by German bombers, was being planned, and the question of a statue of Christ for the nave had been raised. "Only one man can do it," said the dean. "Jacob Epstein."

Sir Jacob had some decided ideas on the subject. "Usually," he said, "Christ in majesty is shown with a crown and scepter. I rejected that. I rejected the conventional symbols, the stigmata, the crown of thorns. I told...

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