Alan L. Durst Girl Binding her Hair 1929

Artwork details

Artist
Alan L. Durst 1883–1970
Title
Girl Binding her Hair
Date 1929
Medium Derbyshire fossil stone on marble base
Dimensions Object: 425 x 295 x 465 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1965
Reference
T00722
Not on display

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Durst was primarily a sculptor of religious works, often carving in wood and ivory as well as stone. When not working to a commission he made smaller sculptures of animals and nude female figures. This is a significant example of the latter, showing his interest in richly textured, unusual British stones. This particular work is carved in 'Derbyshire Fossil' and shows Durst's stylistic preference for block-like, solid forms. The base is black marble.

August 2004

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