DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. | ROLLING OVER HORSE
50,000 - 70,000 GBP
DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A.
ROLLING OVER HORSE
signed, numbered 2/9 and stamped with foundry mark on the underside
length: 39.5cm.; 15½in.
Conceived in 1978, the present work is number 2 from the edition of 9 plus an Artist's Cast.
The sculpture appears sound. The surface is pitted and uneven in keeping with the Artist's working methods and materials. There are a few very minor casting imperfections, in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There is very minor rubbing in places, most evident to raised areas, including the head, ears and spine. There are a few small flecks of oxidation, casting residue and light surface dirt to creviced areas. This excepting, the work appears in excellent overall condition.
The work is freestanding.
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Sale, Christie's London, 4th June 2004, lot 151, where acquired by the present owner
Bryan Robertson (intro.), Elisabeth Frink Sculpture, Catalogue Raisonné, Harpvale Press, Salisbury, 1984, pp.188-189, cat. no.242, illustrated p.189 (another cast);
Annette Ratuszniak (ed.), Elisabeth Frink Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture 1947-93, Lund Humphries, London, 2013, cat. no.FCR272, illustrated p.139 (another cast).
'I always try to explain that I haven't done a great many animals - that I'm not in fact an animal sculptor... The animals I make are far more what I feel about them than what they are in real life. I'm imprecise about the muscles and the blood vessels, which is what a lot of academic sculptors care about. 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' (Elisabeth Frink, quoted in Edward Lucie-Smith and Elisabeth Frink, Frink a Portrait, Bloomsbury Publishing Limited, London, 1994, pp.121-3).