This bronze was cast by William McDonald and acquired directly from his family. Anne Izat was the neice of George Henry Paulin.
Steven Parlanti has pointed out that Anne Izat was definitely cast in 1932, as per the date of modelling, (rather than later) as William McDonald died in 1932 (23rd April) aged only 44.&
Paulin was a notable Scottish sculptor. In 1935, shortly after this work was created, Paulin had a one-person show at Walker’s Galleries in New Bond Street, entitled ‘An exhibition of busts of well-known and contemporary artists’ (June 12th to 25th). The show comprised twenty-four full-sized busts, and eight small-scale ones, plus five groups illustrating the ‘Pied Piper of Hamelin’.
We are grateful to Steven Parlanti for his assistance.