Its little-known title is "Liverpool Resurgent" and it, and the three cement panels beneath, were created by Sir Jacob Epstein
as a tribute to the city's recovery from the wartime blitz.
The picture was painted shortly after the two women met through eminent sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein
, whom Kathleen Garman later married.
The exhibition will show original sketches, models and design studies by Sir Jacob Epstein
, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, John Hutton, Geoffrey Clarke, Elisabeth Frink and many more, including many pieces of work which have never before been seen in public.
Kitty Garman is the daughter of sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein
and in 1947 she married the artist Lucian Freud.
The cherub handles on the glass doors are by Sir Jacob Epstein
Mr Jenkinson cited Walsall's extensive sculpture collection by Sir Jacob Epstein
- which forms the basis of the renowned Garman Ryan Epstein Collection - as an example that draws students from across the country to study.
Lady Epstein handed over more than 350 pictures, sculptures and antiquities to Walsall in the 1970s, gathered together with the assistance of the American sculptress Sally Ryan, a lifelong admirer of Sir Jacob Epstein