12 November 2009
Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
Horse in the rain
signed and numbered 'Frink 1/9' (on the underside)
bronze with a dark brown patina
10 in. (25.5 cm.) long
Conceived in 1976.
To be sold with the original receipt.
with Waddington and Tooth Galleries, London, where purchased by the present owner in November 1976.
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B. Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture Catalogue Raisonné, Salisbury, 1984, pp. 186-187, no. 232, another cast illustrated.
London, Waddington and Tooth Galleries, Elisabeth Frink: Recent Sculpture, November - December 1976.
'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' (see S. Kent, A Bestiary for our time, reproduced in B. Robertson, op. cit., p. 67).
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