6 June 2008
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.
Commissioned by Morris Singer Foundry, London.
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B. Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture, Salisbury, 1984, no. 207, p. 181, another cast illustrated.
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.
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