Alfred Drury, R.A. (1856-1944)
Bronze, dark brown patination
Dark green marble base
12 inches (31 cm.); with base 18 inches (47 cm.)
Robert Bowman, London
"The subject of this work is the daughter of the Doncasters who were friends with Drury. He used each of the daughters as the inspiration for one of his works. Clarrie was the model for the scuptures of Morning and Evening in the city square Leeds, Gracie was the model for the bust known as The Age of Innocence, but for this, his most charming work, he gave no allegorical title, just a simple portrait title" (Bowman, 22).
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