29 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 21,250
'THE AGE OF INNOCENCE', A MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST, 1914
depicting a young girl in contemporary dress with hair worn up, raised on shaped plinth, with later glass case and stand, signed in the marble A.DRURY.R.A. 1914
28in. (71cm.) high
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The model for the work was Gracie Doncaster, the younger daughter of one of Drury's good friends. Drury's study of a young girl received wide acclaim when exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1897, and a bronze edition soon followed.
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