Annette Ratuszniak (ed.), Elisabeth Frink Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture 1947-93, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2013, cat. no.FCR245, illustrated p.129 (another cast).
‘[The] horse sculptures are nothing to do with the horses you see here in England – the hunter, the show horse, the race horse. They’re much more to do with the ancient spirt of the horse and with its evolution in relation to man…The fact that I was brought up with horses and taught to ride from an early age had no bearing on the horses I did in France. Those came because I discovered the Camargue… I used to go down to the Camargue and ride with the local cowboys’ (Elisabeth Frink, quoted in Edward Lucie-Smith and Elisabeth Frink, Frink A Portrait, Bloomsbury, London, 1994, p.50)
The sculpture appears sound. There are one or two extremely minor casting imperfections. The surface is uneven in places, in keeping with the Artist's intentions. There are some remnants of casting residue and light surface dirt and matter to these areas, particularly where the horse's front and back legs meet. There are a few small scattered flecks of oxidisation in places and to the underside. There is some light rubbing to protruding areas. This excepting, the work appears in excellent overall condition.
The work is free-standing.
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