Lot 163
  • 163

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

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • Dame Elisabeth Frink, D.B.E., R.A.
  • Birdman II
  • signed and numbered 5/6
  • bronze
  • height: 53.5cm.; 21in.
  • Conceived in 1958 and cast in 1994, the present work is number 5 from the edition of 6.

Provenance

Acquired directly from the Artist's Estate by the present owner in 1995

Exhibited

London, Waddington Galleries, Elisabeth Frink, 4th - 25th June 1959, cat. no.15 (another cast);
Washington, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture and Drawings, 1950-1990, 1990, un-numbered exhibiton (another cast).

Literature

Bryan Robertson et. al.Elisabeth Frink Sculpture, Harpvale Books, London, 1984, cat. no.43, p.146, illustrated (another cast);
Annette Ratuszniak, Elisabeth Frink, Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture 1947-93, Lund Humphries in association with the Frink Estate and Beaux Arts, London, 2013, cat. no.54, illustrated p.61(another cast).

Condition

Structurally sound. There is very minor, light surface dirt to the crevices, but this excepting the work appears in excellent overall condition. Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any queries regarding the present work.
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