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Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A.
1930-1993
HORSE IN THE RAIN VI
signed and numbered 2/10
bronze
length: 42.5cm.; 16¾in.
Conceived in 1985, the present work is number 2 from the edition of 10.
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Provenance

Waddington Galleries, London, where acquired by the family of the present owner and thence by descent

Exhibited

London, Beaux Arts, Frink, 7th June - 8th July 2006, illustrated p.23 (unnumbered exhibition) (another cast).

Literature

Edward Lucie-Smith, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture Since 1984 and Drawings, Art Books International, London, 1994, cat. no.SC18, illustrated p.184 (another cast);
Annette Ratuszniak (ed.), Elisabeth Frink Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture 1947-93, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2013, cat. no.FCR349, illustrated p.172 (another cast).

Catalogue Note

‘If you love animals you have to have some sort of sympathy with the way they are or exist, and how we treat them. If I'm sculpting animals I don't want to oversentimentalise them because one can be very sentimental about that part of our life. I'd find it a very sad life without animals: we need them, that's the awful thing ... This is another reason why I'm not a true animal sculptor. The animals I make are far more what I feel about them than what they are in real life ... I'm much more interested in the spirit of the animal. I get into the inside of the animal, and the outside takes care of itself' (Edward Lucie-Smith and Elisabeth Frink, Frink: A Portrait, Bloomsbury, London, 1994, pp.121-23)

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