• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5885

    20th Century British Art

    23 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 57

    Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)

    Maquette for Eagle

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
    Maquette for Eagle
    signed and inscribed'Frink/AC' (on the base)
    bronze with a brown patina
    11½ in. (29cm.) high, excluding base
    Conceived in 1986 and cast in an edition of ten.


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    The present work is a maquette for the larger Eagle commissioned in 1986 as the Eagle Squadron Association Memorial in Grosvenor Square, London. Eagle Squadron referred to American airmen who crossed the Atlantic to fight with the R.A.F. in World War II.

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    Literature

    E. Lucie-Smith, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture and Drawing since 1984, London, 1984, SC11a, p. 184, another cast illustrated.