21 May 2009
Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
signed and numbered 'Frink /3' (on the base), stamped with foundry mark 'MERIDIAN LONDON BRONZE' (on the base)
bronze with a dark brown patina
79½ in. (202 cm.) high
Conceived in 1965.
The Crown Estate, London, from whom purchased by the present owner.
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B. Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture Catalogue Raisonné, Salisbury, 1984, p. 164, no. 121, another cast illustrated, detail.
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Please note the further provenance for this work:
Acquired by the Crown Estate direct from the artist in May 1985.
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