17 November 2006
Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
Rolling Over Horse
signed and numbered '7/12/Frink' and hallmarked 18 carat yellow gold, London, 1974 (underneath the horse)
18 carat yellow gold
5¼ in (13.5 cm.) high excluding black stone base
Conceived in 1972 and cast in 1974.
Commissioned by Morris Singer Foundry, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 November 2002, lot 45, where purchased by the present owner.
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B. Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture, Salisbury, 1984, no. 207, p. 181, another cast illustrated.
In the 1970s the Morris Singer Foundry commissioned a series of works from several key 20th Century British artists. Twelve casts of each work were made and cast in 18 carat yellow gold. Each piece chosen was iconic of the artist; alongside Rolling Over Horse by Dame Elisabeth Frink, there was Mincarlo by Dame Barbara Hepworth and Nureyev by Enzo Plazzotta.
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