[Roger Fry's Post-Impressionism exhibition] awakened me from my enchanted dream ... The show ... was just an explosion - the demolition of all art forms I had come to know. I was affronted, even hurt, but what a vista!

Joyce Addenbrooke, known as 'Noni', danced at the Windmill Club in London in the 1930s. 'Dance' is incorrect as the club staged friezes of 'living statues' - standing nude women - to get past obscenity laws - if it moves it's rude! Noni shows Dobson's modelling of the partial figure, with Addenbrooke’s hand separately modelled to form a platform for her face. Dobson had learnt carving from a stone mason but by the time of this portrait he was modelling and casting.