This portrait in bronze reflects Drury’s skill in its lively modelling of the face, and is a new working of Italian Renaissance traditions. It is titled Griselda after the heroine of the Decameron (1358), a story of faithful love by the Italian author Boccaccio. The costume and the way that the bust length is cut straight across are all indebted to Renaissance sculpture. The cherub on the base is a symbol of Griselda’s hidden love. Drury was a pupil of the French sculptor Dalou, who taught at the South Kensington Schools in London in the 1870s. In the 1880s Drury went to Paris to work with Dalou.