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    Sale 5341

    20th Century Decorative Arts

    29 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 305

    ALFRED DRURY

    'THE AGE OF INNOCENCE', A MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST, 1914

    Price Realised  

    ALFRED DRURY
    '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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