DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A.
HORSE AND RIDER
signed and numbered 5/7 on the base
height (excluding base): 52cm.; 20½in.; height (including base): 57cm.; 22½in.
length: 49cm.; 19¼in.
Concieved in 1970, the present work is number 5 from the edition of 7.
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The sculpture appears sound. The surface of the bronze is uneven in places in line with the Artist's working methods. There is light rubbing to the back of the figure with some further more minor instances elsewhere to the protruding areas. There is a line to the centre of the torso, just below the rider's knees and to the rider's ankles which appear to be inherent and in line with the Artist's intentions. There is what appears to be a small casting imperfection to the upper half of the front torso with one or two probable further more minor instances elsewhere. There is some slight surface dirt and instances of casting residue to creviced areas including to the underside of the horse's stomach. Subject to the above the work appears to be in very good overall condition. There is some variation to the surface of the Artist's bronze base.
The sculpture is attached to the Artist's bronze base with two bolts. The sculpture has a separate stone base.
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Waddington Galleries, Toronto
Terry Dintenfass, Inc., New York, July 1979
Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, where acquired by the present owner in 1984
Bryan Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture: Catalogue Raisonné, Harpvale Limited, Salisbury, 1984, cat. no.193, illustrated p.178 (another cast);
Annette Ratuszniak (ed.), Elisabeth Frink, Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture 1947-93, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2013, cat. no.FCR220, illustrated p.120 (another cast).
London, Waddington Galleries, Elisabeth Fink: Sculpture and Prints and drawings from Chaucer, 1972 (another cast);
Dorchester, Dorset County Museum, Elisabeth Frink: Man and the Animal World, 1997 (another cast).