During this period of her career, Elisabeth Frink created several artworks, both paper and sculptural, based on wild boars. This particular boar is from a series of eight lithographs that Elisabeth Frink made in 1970, titled Wild Animals
. The image was created using lithograph printing techniques – where the image is drawn onto a large metal or stone block, using an ink-attracting substance, and then printed onto paper. Frink seems to have used a single colour, building up layers of ink in different areas of the boar’s body, and using the same block to create a lighter, faded image, giving the impression of a reflection or a second boar.
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Original: Lithograph on paper 52.4 x 65.4 cm © Estate of Elisabeth Frink. All Rights Reserved, DACS 20YY
Dame Elisabeth Frink was an English sculptor and printmaker who studied at the Guildford School of Art at the Chelsea School of Art. Frink’s range of subjects included the human figure, birds, dogs, horses and religious motifs. Frink created a lot of bronze outdoor sculptures, her style generalised the form and eliminated the detail of the sculptures. Frink’s continued fascination with flight was evident in a series of falling figures and winged men that she made during the 1960s.