is the first in Elisabeth Frink’s Birds of Prey
series of nine lithographs from 1974. Golden eagles live in the remote glens, open moorlands, mountains and island regions of Scotland, and can be seen all year round, with displaying birds more common in winter and early spring. Frink depicts her eagle surveying the mountainous landscape from its high vantage point.
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Original: Original: Etching and aquatint on paper 53.6 x 46.4 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.