Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Boar 21 cm. (8 1/4 in.) long (including base)
Lot 4
Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Boar 21 cm. (8 1/4 in.) long (including base)
Sold for £33,600 (US$ 56,441) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993)
Boar
signed and numbered 'Frink 2/7' (on the base)
bronze with a brown patina
21 cm. (8 1/4 in.) long (including base)
Conceived in 1968 and cast as an edition of seven

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Acquired directly from the artist by the family of the present owner in 1968
    Thence by descent

    LITERATURE:
    Jill Willder (Ed.), Elisabeth Frink Sculpture, Catalogue Raisonné, Harpvale, London, 1984, cat.no.172, p.172 (another cast ill.b&w p.173)

    Frink created her first boar in 1957 as a commission for Harlow New Town. Originally in concrete, it later broke and was re-cast in bronze. This was a new departure for the artist and may have had root in stories of hunts in India or been suggested by pictures. This initial prototype was based on photographs and imagination. However, it was to become a motif she returned to throughout the 60s and on into the 1970s. Later though, as a regular visitor to France, she had the opportunity to study the creatures firsthand and develop the theme.

    A similar version of a boar by Frink measuring just 6 1/2 inches was sold in these rooms on 18 November 2009 (lot 6) fetching £38,400 (estimate £20,000-30,000).
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