London, South Kensington
23 September 2009
Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
Maquette for Eagle
signed and inscribed'Frink/AC' (on the base)
bronze with a brown patina
11½ in. (29cm.) high, excluding base
Conceived in 1986 and cast in an edition of ten.
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E. Lucie-Smith, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture and Drawing since 1984, London, 1984, SC11a, p. 184, another cast illustrated.
The present work is a maquette for the larger Eagle commissioned in 1986 as the Eagle Squadron Association Memorial in Grosvenor Square, London. Eagle Squadron referred to American airmen who crossed the Atlantic to fight with the R.A.F. in World War II.
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