Unknown (British, 19th century)
Innocence
Parian ware, size unknown
Presented by Captain Lonsdale (c.1860)
Unidentified; present location unknown

This bust is noted in the NGV’s stock-book, in the earliest list of acquisitions (undated) as in “Parian marble” (for this medium, see * Bonham Carter Florence Nightingale {1880} Loc? [SC]).

Lonsdale also donated another work in the same medium: * Unknown (British 19C) Queen Victoria {c.1860} Loc? [SC].

Refs.

SB, c.1860 (opening page): listed as Parian ware, valued at £20; NGV 1894, p.141 (VI.Cast Gallery, no.109)

A plaster cast of another figure called Innocence, based on a statue by John Henry Foley – apparently a different work – was also in the pre-Felton Melbourne collection: see NGV 1894, p.140 (VII.Cast Gallery, no.98)