Project DescriptionDescription: Bronze with a dark brown patina, on a wooden base, 29.2 cm high, including base. Signed 'Frink' (on the base)
Catalogue note: Dame Elisabeth Frink was a British sculptor and printmaker known for her preoccupation with naturalistic forms and subject matter including men, birds, dogs, cats, horses, and religious figures. Her work was often built up from layers of broken and distressed plaster placed on top of a wire armature, which would then be cast in bronze. Frink studied at the Chelsea School of Art with the sculptor Willi Sokoup. As a recognition of her contributions to arts and culture, Frink was one of five women selected to be featured on British postage stamps in 1996. She died on April 18, 1993 in Dorset, England.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 15480, Lot 209, Invoice no. DB18010056. With Beaux Arts, London, where purchased by the present owner in 2010
Catalogue no.: 2018S0052-DEF