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

Horse

Details
Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
Horse
signed 'Frink' (on the base)
bronze with a grey brown patina
90 in. (229 cm.) high; 99 in. (252 cm.) long
Conceived in 1980 and cast in an edition of three
Provenance
Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
B. Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture, Salisbury, 1984, no.256, pp. 112-113, 193 (another cast illustrated).
S. Kent, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture and Drawings 1952-84, Royal Academy Exhibition Catalogue, London, 1985, pl.77 (another cast illustrated).
E. Lucie-Smith & E. Frink, Elisabeth Frink A Portrait, London, 1994, p.67 (the plaster illustrated), pp.79, 99 (another cast illustrated).

Lot Essay

This subject was commissioned by the Earl of March for Goodwood Racecourse, Sussex where the first cast is on public display. The artist commented of the commission that Horse was not intended to be an exact likeness of a throughbred, but an idea of a racehorse. (see E. Lucie-Smith, op. cit., p.98).
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