Like its predecessor, Hare
1967, this hare is positioned stiffly, ears flat and legs rigidly arranged in a position that doesn’t suggest the lithe athleticism we usually associate with hares. This work was a lithograph, – where the image is drawn onto a large metal or stone block, using an ink-attracting substance, and then printed onto paper. Elisabeth Frink has used a minimal colour palette and just a few sketched details, but the overall result is surprisingly textural.
Date of work
Original: Lithograph on paper 51.1 x 64.6 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.