is part of Wild Animals
, 1970, a series of eight lithographs by Elisabeth Frink, each depicting a different wild animal, from various parts of the world. The wolf is one of the most widely-researched and studied animals in the world, and is found across Eurasia and North America. Studies have found them to have a variety of expressive characteristics for interacting with their pack – the loose-hanging tail, smooth face and relaxed legs of Frink’s wolf suggest a neutral mood. The original print is a lithograph - the image is drawn onto a large metal or stone block, using an ink-attracting substance, and then printed onto paper.
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Original: Lithograph on paper 52.1 x 66 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.