Sculpture: "Chastity", by J. Durham, in the Royal Academy Exhibition, 1860. '"Chastity" is here represented in a figure which, judging from the profile presented in the Engraving, has something Giottesque in the simple elegance of its outline and motive grace of its stately action, as it advances unabashed through a world of perils. The beautiful hands loosely joined before her, sustain a branch of lily - emblem of purity. The head, which is of classic form, is simply encircled with a fillet, with a bright star set in front. The drapery falls around in loose and easy folds, so displayed as just to show the onward motion without revealing the development of the outline of the figure. We remark with pleasure that this beautiful production has been selected by the prize committee of the Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts for the award of their prize medal in sculpture'. From "Illustrated London News", 1860.
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