Jacob and the Angel

Year: 2013
Dimensions: 15 cm × 12 cm
Medium: pencil on paper

One evening in the desert a stranger attacks Jacob. The two fight all night until a severe blow disables Jacob, at which moment he perceives the brutal assailant as his God — a story thus depicting the link between violence and submission.

Book 53, from Jacob Epstein's 'Jacob and the Angel', 1940—41 Tate Britain
Book 45 (pp. 54—55), private collection
Book 45 (pp. 57—58)
Book 45 (pp. 59—60)
Book 45 (pp. 61—62)
fig. 4