Tom Bliss wrote a song about "The Spirit of Ecstacy (The Whisper)", sculpted by Charles Sykes on Eleanor Thornton who was in a discreet liaison with second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu at the time. Sadly she got killed when the ship they were travelling on got torpedoed. She was secretary to Montagu. That statue became the model for the Silver Lady on the front of Rolls-Royce cars. The story makes for a wonderful song and Tom Bliss did it great credit.
This is what can happen when someone gets sculpted and I can think of no better example.
a) Spirit of Ecstacy
b) Spirit of Ecstacy
How soon before we have a "Mermaid of Folkstone" tune?