16 November 2007
Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)
signed and numbered 'Frink/4/9' (on the base)
bronze with a dark brown patina
4 in. (10.2 cm.) high
Conceived in 1978.
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B. Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture Catalogue Raisonné, Salisbury, 1984, p. 190, no. 244, another cast illustrated.
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘