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Samuel Alexander was an Australian-born British philosopher and the first Jewish fellow of an Oxbridge college. He sat to Epstein for his bust in 1924 and it was cast in an edition of two. This, the first cast, was presented by Moshe Oved to the Ben Uri and the second was presented in 1925 to the University of Manchester, where Alexander held his Professorship at Owens College.

Ben Uri Gallery & Museum



Professor Samuel Alexander (1859–1938), OM, FBA






H 51 x W 57 x D 37 cm

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presented by Mosheh Oved

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