Elisabeth Frink made several studies and sculptures of wild boars during her career, and this is one example. With its curved foreleg, this lithograph resembles her Wild Boar
, 1975 sculpture. Whilst the sculpture is in a uniform bronze, this lithograph uses a pink, blue and grey palette to evoke a feeling of the animal’s natural markings. It is part of Images 67
, a collection of nine lithographs of animals by Frink named after the year of their creation.
Date of work
Original: Lithograph on paper 78 x 59.4 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.