The Triumph of Silenus

Alfred Drury, R.A., 1856-1944


Terra Cotta

Source: Source: Baldry 211.

“Towards the end . . . of his stay in Paris, he found time to execute at least one piece of work to show in what manner he had profited” by his chances. He sent to the Academy in 1885 a terra-cotta group, half life size, representing “The Triumph of Silenus," which he had modelled in the previous year. It was interesting not only as an example of his judicious adaptation of those principles of free and florid design which he had seen so well applied in the productions of M. Dalou, but also as an illustration of his ingenuity in overcoming the special difficulties inseparable from the handling of the material employed.” (commentary continued below)

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