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

Lying Down Horse

Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
Lying Down Horse
signed, dated and numbered 'Frink 72 3/4' (on the front left hoof)
bronze with a grey patina
78in. (198cm.) long; 39in. (99cm.) high
Conceived in 1972 and cast in an edition of four
Waddington Galleries, London, where purchased by the present owner.
B. Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture, Salisbury, 1984, no.209, p.182 (another cast illustrated).

Lot Essay

Bryan Robertson discusses Frink's horse subjects in the 1984 catalogue raisonné, 'Elisabeth Frink's affection for horses stems from her country childhood... Horses are extremely sensitive to their surroundings, perceiving danger for instance, far sooner than their riders. For her, horses represent a multiplicity of meanings - masculine and feminine sexuality, wildness, unusual sensitivity and freedom from mental and physical constraint.' (B. Robertson, op. cit, p.67.).

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