Frink made several works on the subject of cormorants. Alert, this cormorant swims along the surface of a wavy grey sea. The sparse colour palette highlights the essential structure of the bird, which stands out against the grey background, even extending slightly beyond into the border. This lithograph is part of Images 67
, a collection of nine lithographs of animals by Frink named after the year of their creation.
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Original: Lithograph on paper 51 x 73.8 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.