An early 20th century small scale statue by Ruby Levic Bailey (1871-1940) of a young boy seated on a tree stump. Circa: 1915
In the late Victorian age Ruby Levic (occasionally spelled Levick) Bailey conquered the traditional male dominated field of professional sculptors. Taking advantage of the vogue for smaller scale sculpture and new techniques of modeling sculpture she produced a number figural of works, often focused on children. She also accepted architectural and stained glass commissions producing the interiors for St. Edmond's Chapel, and the exterior of a Sloane Square shop. She studied at the Royal College between 1893-1897 and won considerable acclaim, often exhibiting at the Royal Academy including works entitled "Lead Figures for the Garden" for the 1916 Arts and Crafts Society exhibition.