Victory by Albert Toft (1862-1949). c. 1906. Bronze on marble base, 41.5cm high. Private collection. Missing sword restored by Imogen Caine in 2013. [Click on these images and those below to enlarge them.]

Whereas in this reduced version the girl holds a bird, in the original reproduced in M. H. Spielmann's British Sculpture and Sculptors of Today (1901) she holds a long rod or sceptre that touches the ground and is surmounted with a somewhat smaller bird.

Two views of the sword created by Imogen Caine.

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Photographs in top row, formatting, and image correction by George P. Landow. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Clark, Kenneth. The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form. Bollingen Series 35.2. New York: Pantheon Books, 1956.

Spielmann, Marion Harry. British Sculpture and Sculptors of Today. London: Cassell, 1901. Internet Archive. Web. 22 December 2011.

Read, Benedict. Victorian Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982. Plate 30b.

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