Alan L. Durst
Girl Binding her Hair 1929

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Alan L. Durst 1883–1970
Girl Binding her Hair
Date 1929
Medium Derbyshire fossil stone on marble base
Dimensions Object: 425 x 295 x 465 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1965

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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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