9 June 2006
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ARMAND AND HARRIET DEUTSCH
Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1999)
signed and numbered 'Frink/2/3' (on the base)
bronze with a dark grey patina
38 in. (96.5 cm.) long
Conceived in 1958.
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B. Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture Catalogue Raisonné, Salisbury, 1984, p. 146, no. 46, another cast illustrated.
In 1957 Frink explored the motif of a blind man following his dog, their tentative movements at the other extreme from the bronzes which celebrate the power and freedom of wild animals. The present work, conceived the following year, exhibits the same sensitivity and poignant restraint with the dog's head held alert as though sniffing the air. The vulnerability is not displayed as weakness though and the creature retains its poise and dignity.
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