Alfred Drury

1856–1944

Biography

(Edward) Alfred Briscoe Drury RA (11 November 1856 – 24 December 1944) was an English architectural sculptor and figure in the New Sculpture movement. Drury is best represented at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where he contributed the figure of Prince Albert immediately above the main entrance, nine lunettes with Drury's characteristic allegorical girls each bearing a portion of the museum's motto, allegorical figures of Inspiration and Knowledge, and Queen Victoria above it all, carrying a staff and flanked by a knight and angel. (The spandrel figures of Truth and Beauty are by George Frampton.)

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