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.