Lot 8
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Dame Elisabeth Frink, D.B.E., R.A.

Estimate
70,000 - 100,000 GBP
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Description

  • Dame Elisabeth Frink, D.B.E., R.A.
  • horse and rider
  • signed and numbered 4/6

  • bronze with a dark brown patina
  • height: 44.5cm.; 17½in.; width: 44.5cm.; 17½in.; breadth: 15.5cm.; 6in.

Literature

Bryan Robertson (intro.) Elisabeth Frink: Catalogue Raisonné, Harpvale, Salisbury, 1984, no.197, p.178, illustrated.

Catalogue Note

Conceived in 1971 and cast in an edition of 6.

The inspiration for Frink's horse sculptures came when the artist moved to Cevennes, where her husband owned a vineyard, in 1969 and saw the wild horses of the Camargue. She described her sculptures as 'the spirit of horses rather than the beasts themselves.' (Bryan Robertson, op. cit., p.67). Frink continued to develop the theme of the horse on her return to England in 1973.  

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