17 November 2011
Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
Maquette for Eagle
signed and inscribed 'Frink/AC' (on the base)
bronze with a dark brown patina
11½ in. (29cm.) high, excluding base
Conceived in 1986 and cast in an edition of ten.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 23 September 2009, lot 57, where purchased by the present owner.
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E. Lucie-Smith, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture and Drawing since 1984, London, 1984, p. 184, no. SC11a, 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.
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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