Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Boar 22.9 cm. (9 in.) long (Conceived in 1967-8)

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Lot 52AR
Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A.
(British, 1930-1993)
Boar 22.9 cm. (9 in.) long

£ 20,000 - 30,000
US$ 25,000 - 37,000
Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993)
Boar
signed 'Frink' (on the base)
bronze with a dark brown patina
22.9 cm. (9 in.) long
Conceived in 1967-8

Footnotes

  • Exhibited
    London, Royal Academy, Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture and Drawings 1952-1984, 8 Febuary-24 March 1985 (another cast)

    Literature
    Jill Wilder (ed.), Elisabeth Frink Sculpture; Catalogue Raisonné, Harpvale, London, 1984, cat.no.171, p.172-173 (ill.b&w, another cast)
    Annette Ratuszniak, Elisabeth Frink, Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture 1947-93, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2013, p.112, cat.no.FCR198

    Boars reoccur in both Frink's sculpture and drawing from 1957 until the mid-1970s. Annette Ratuszniak comments 'In 1955 Frink married the architect Michel Jammet, from a French family that lived in Dublin. When traveling around Ireland, Frink saw a lot of Celtic sculpture. Although not drawing directly upon Celtic imagery or myths, she was interested in the psychological relations between humans and animals. In Irish mythology boars were 'above all symbols of warfare and aggression'. (Annette Ratuszniak (ed), Elisabeth Frink, Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture 1947-93, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2013, p.56). This work was commissioned by The Zoological Society of London.
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