In the 1970s and 1980s, Elisabeth Frink created a large number of works on the theme of horses at rest. These works ranged from sketches and etchings to lithographs, and from large-scale bronze statues to small sculptures in 18 carat yellow gold. Frink was a competent horse-woman herself, with a life-long fascination with horses that was renewed when she lived near the Camargue in the South of France from 1967 to 1970, and saw the wild horses the region is famous for.
Lying Down Horse
Original: Lithograph on paper 57.5 x 77.5 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.