is part of Elisabeth Frink’s series from 1974, Birds of Prey
. In the mid-70s, when this lithograph was made, kestrel numbers were in steep decline, which has led to them being granted Amber status on the UK conservation status list - the second most critical level of concern. Frink chose inks that mimic the bird’s plumage in an understated yet recognisable fashion.
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Original: Original: Etching and aquatint on paper 54.2 x 46.5 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.