Lot Content

COVID-19 Important notice Read more
Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VA… Read more
Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)

Rolling Over Horse

Details
Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
Rolling Over Horse
signed and numbered '7/12/Frink' and hallmarked 18 carat yellow gold, London, 1974 (on the underside of the horse)
18 carat yellow gold
5¼ in (13.5 cm.) high excluding polished black stone base
Conceived in 1972 and cast in 1974.
Please note that the weight in gold of the present lot is 97.4 oz.
Provenance
Commissioned by Morris Singer Foundry, London.
Literature
B. Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture, Salisbury, 1984, no. 207, p. 181, another cast illustrated.
Special Notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

In the 1970s the Morris Singer Foundry commissioned a series of works from several key 20th Century British artists. For Frink this was an unexpected and much welcomed acknowledgement of her position in the art world. Twelve casts of each work were made and cast in 18 carat yellow gold. Each piece chosen was iconic of the artist; alongside Rolling Over Horse by Dame Elisabeth Frink, there was Mincarlo by Dame Barbara Hepworth and Nureyev by Enzo Plazzotta.

More From 20th Century British Art

View All
View All