The work is in very good condition. Dark brown patina. Light surface dust and light accretions in crevices. Two small nicks to the patina on the baboon's proper right knee. Otherwise, fine. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Robert H. Smith, Crystal City, Virginia, acquired directly from the artist, 1990 Gift from the above, 1998
Edward Lucie-Smith, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture Since 1984, New York, 1994, pp. 31 and 189 (for illustrations of another cast) Edward Lucie-Smith and Elisabeth Frink, Frink: A Portrait, London, 1994, p. 102 (for an illustration of another cast) Annette Ratuszniak, Elisabeth Frink: Catalogue Rasionné of Sculpture 1947-93, Farnham, 2013, p. 22, no. FCR386 (for an illustration of another cast)