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Elisabeth Frink Sold at Auction Prices

b. 1930 - d. 1993

Sculptor and painter Elisabeth Frink had her first successful solo exhibition at the Beau Arts Gallery in London when she was 22. Elisabeth Frink's prints and lithographs were created with sparse color, minimal detailing of facial features, various stages of motion, and strong shading. Her ability to bring movement and life to her paintings continue to make Elisabeth Frink's prints popular today.

Though she was a talented painter, she is best known for her bronze sculpting. She used abstract elements combined with textured techniques to give life to her sculptures of dogs, horses, and nude male figures. The musculature and emotion conveyed in Elisabeth Frink's sculptures for sale have made her one of Britain’s most acclaimed sculptors. You can browse sculptures and lithographs for sale online by other talented artists at Invaluable to find your next artistic treasure.

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              • Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Large Bird 52 cm. (20 1/2 in.) high (Conceived in 1966)
                Jun. 19, 2024

                Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Large Bird 52 cm. (20 1/2 in.) high (Conceived in 1966)

                Est: £15,000 - £20,000

                Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Large Bird signed and numbered '2/6 Frink' (on the base) bronze with a dark brown patina 52 cm. (20 1/2 in.) high Conceived in 1966

                Bonhams
              • Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Group 34 cm. (13 3/8 in.) wide (Conceived in 1980)
                Jun. 19, 2024

                Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Group 34 cm. (13 3/8 in.) wide (Conceived in 1980)

                Est: £25,000 - £35,000

                Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Group signed and numbered 'Frink 1/6' (on the base) bronze with a brown patina 34 cm. (13 3/8 in.) wide Conceived in 1980

                Bonhams
              • Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Horse and Rider 31.5 cm. (12 1/2 in.) wide (Conceived in 1969)
                Jun. 19, 2024

                Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Horse and Rider 31.5 cm. (12 1/2 in.) wide (Conceived in 1969)

                Est: £40,000 - £60,000

                Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Horse and Rider signed and numbered 'Frink 1/7' (on the base) bronze with a brown patina 31.5 cm. (12 1/2 in.) wide Conceived in 1969

                Bonhams
              • Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Horizontal Birdman III 34 cm. (13 3/8 in.) long (Conceived in 1964)
                Jun. 19, 2024

                Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Horizontal Birdman III 34 cm. (13 3/8 in.) long (Conceived in 1964)

                Est: £12,000 - £18,000

                Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) Horizontal Birdman III signed and numbered 'Frink 8/8' (on the figure's hip) bronze with a brown patina 34 cm. (13 3/8 in.) long Conceived in 1964

                Bonhams
              • Dame Elizabeth Frink,  Silk Scarf - Snowy Owl; 
                Jun. 18, 2024

                Dame Elizabeth Frink,  Silk Scarf - Snowy Owl; 

                Est: £500 - £700

                Dame Elizabeth Frink,  British 1930-1993,  Silk Scarf - Snowy Owl;  signed Frink and numbered 176/225 and inscribed 'Christie's Contemporary Art',  sheet: 84 x 87 cm,  (unframed)  (ARR)  Note: With Christie's Contemporary Art Certificate stating the Limited Edition no.176 of 225 

                Roseberys
              • Elisabeth Frink original lithograph signed Wild Boar 1967
                Jun. 08, 2024

                Elisabeth Frink original lithograph signed Wild Boar 1967

                Est: $500 - $800

                Frink, Dame Elisabeth (English, 1930-1993), Wild Boar, from Images, 1967, lithograph printed in colors, 31.25 x 23 inches, pencil signed and numbered 24/25, printed at Curwen Studios, London , Provenance: Westinghouse Art Collection, Pittsburgh, Pa. framed in a brass metal welded corner frame measuring 36.5 x 28 inches.

                Concept Art Gallery
              • ELISABETH FRINK Warrior.
                Jun. 06, 2024

                ELISABETH FRINK Warrior.

                Est: $25,000 - $35,000

                ELISABETH FRINK Warrior. Bronze, 1956. 406 mm; 16 inches (height). With the artist's signature and date incised on the upper side of the base, and numbered 3/10 on the rear side of the base. Published: Wilder, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture, Catalogue Raisonné, London, 1984, catalogue number 24, pages 142-43 (another example in plaster illustrated); Ratuszniak, Elisabeth Frink Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture 1947-93, London, 2003, page 52 (another cast illustrated). Provenance: Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York; private collection, New York, thence by descent to the current owners, private collection, Connecticut.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • § Dame Elisabeth Frink CH, RA (1930-1993)
                May. 23, 2024

                § Dame Elisabeth Frink CH, RA (1930-1993)

                Est: £300 - £500

                § Dame Elisabeth Frink CH, RA (1930-1993) Small Horse and Rider, 1970 lithograph printed in brown 26 x 32cm

                Cheffins
              • § DAME ELISABETH FRINK (BRITISH 1930-1993)
                May. 01, 2024

                § DAME ELISABETH FRINK (BRITISH 1930-1993)

                Est: £300 - £500

                DAME ELISABETH FRINK (BRITISH 1930-1993) THE WIFE OF BATH'S TALE - 1972 Etching and aquatint, A/P, signed, titled and editioned in pencil to margin the image 49.5cm x 34cm (19.5in x 13.5in) Goldmark Gallery

                Lyon & Turnbull
              • § DAME ELIZABETH FRINK C.B.E. R.A. (BRITISH 1930-1993)
                Apr. 26, 2024

                § DAME ELIZABETH FRINK C.B.E. R.A. (BRITISH 1930-1993)

                Est: £500 - £800

                DAME ELIZABETH FRINK C.B.E. R.A. (BRITISH 1930-1993) SEATED NUDE (FROM 'THIRTY FIVE ARTISTS PRINTMAKING' PORTFOLIO), 1982 signed in pencil (lower right) and inscribed H/C (lower left), lithograph on paper, a hors commerce copy aside from the numbered edition of 85. Published by the Royal College of Art, London. sheet: 65cm x 50cm (25 5/8in x 19 ¾in), unframed Private Collection, U.K.

                Lyon & Turnbull
              • Dame Elizabeth Frink CH DBE RA,  British 1930-1993, - Horse, 1986;
                Apr. 23, 2024

                Dame Elizabeth Frink CH DBE RA,  British 1930-1993, - Horse, 1986;

                Est: £1,200 - £1,500

                Dame Elizabeth Frink CH DBE RA,  British 1930-1993, Horse, 1986; etching and aquatint in colours on wove,  signed and numbered 24/100 in pencil,  printed at Kelpra Studio, London, with their blind stamp, published by Harpvale Books,  plate: 21 x 19.5 cm,  (framed) (ARR)",

                Roseberys
              • ELISABETH FRINK (1930-1993), Pheasant
                Apr. 21, 2024

                ELISABETH FRINK (1930-1993), Pheasant

                Est: $6,000 - $8,000

                watercolour signed lower right: Frink 60 x 45cm PROVENANCE The Estate of Daniel and Ioanna Ellerington, Melbourne © Elisabeth Frink/Copyright Agency, 2024

                Gibson's
              • Elisabeth Frink
                Apr. 14, 2024

                Elisabeth Frink

                Est: $8,000 - $12,000

                Study for Sitting Man, 1984, Gouache on paper, 100x70 cm. Signed and dated. provenance: The Railings Gallery, London (Sticker on the reverse).

                Tiroche Auction House
              • ▲ Dame Elisabeth Frink CH RA (1930-1993)
                Apr. 09, 2024

                ▲ Dame Elisabeth Frink CH RA (1930-1993)

                Est: £500 - £700

                ▲ Dame Elisabeth Frink CH RA (1930-1993) 'Corrida IV', 1973 lithograph in colours, signed 'Frink' in pencil l.r., archive proof with Curwen Chilford blind stamp, from an edition of 72 (and 10 artist's proofs) sheet 57 x 77.5cm, unframed Provenance: Acquired by the present owner directly from the Curwen Studio. Condition Report: A very slight crease to the upper left corner. The work is inscribed '573' in pencil in the centre of the bottom margin. Overall presents well.

                Sworders
              • ▲ Dame Elisabeth Frink CH RA (1930-1993)
                Apr. 09, 2024

                ▲ Dame Elisabeth Frink CH RA (1930-1993)

                Est: £500 - £700

                ▲ Dame Elisabeth Frink CH RA (1930-1993) 'Corrida I', 1973 lithograph printed in colours, signed 'Frink' in pencil l.r., archive proof with Curwen Chilford blind stamp, from an edition of 72 (and 10 artist's proofs) sheet 56.5 x 77.5cm, unframed Provenance: Acquired by the present owner directly from the Curwen Studio. An edition of this print is part of the Tate Collection. Condition Report: In good condition. There is a small faint yellow spot (possibly original printing ink) in the centre of the bottom margin beneath the Curwen blindstamp where the work is inscribed '578' in pencil.

                Sworders
              • ▲ Dame Elisabeth Frink CH RA (1930-1993)
                Apr. 09, 2024

                ▲ Dame Elisabeth Frink CH RA (1930-1993)

                Est: £600 - £800

                ▲ Dame Elisabeth Frink CH RA (1930-1993) 'Wild Boar' lithograph in colours, 1967, with 'J Green' blind stamp u.r. 78 x 59cm, unframed Provenance: Acquired by the present owner directly from the Curwen Studio. Condition Report: This print is unsigned. Some light spots of foxing starting to emerge. Faint dirty marks and smudegs to the background, please refer to images. Under raking light a couple of very slight handling creases are visible but in our opinion this does not affect viewing enjoyment. Registration marks to the centre of the top and bottom edges. A faint line/ indentation in the paper runs parallel to the left edge and right edges.

                Sworders
              • § DAME ELISABETH FRINK CH DBE RA (BRITISH 1930-1993)
                Mar. 31, 2024

                § DAME ELISABETH FRINK CH DBE RA (BRITISH 1930-1993)

                Est: £200 - £300

                DAME ELISABETH FRINK CH DBE RA (BRITISH 1930-1993) Miller’s Tale II (Wiseman 61) 1972 signed, titled and numbered 16/50 in pencil etching on wove from The Canterbury Tales Portfolio plate 49.5 x 34.2cm unframed ARR Literature: Wiseman 61 Reference: See Tate Britain, accession number P01109 for another example of this edition.

                Chiswick Auctions
              • DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (1930-1993) Small Male Figure bronze with a dark
                Mar. 21, 2024

                DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (1930-1993) Small Male Figure bronze with a dark

                Est: £15,000 - £25,000

                DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (1930-1993) Small Male Figure bronze with a dark brown patina, on a wooden base 11 1⁄8 in. (28.2 cm.) high, excluding base

                Christie's
              • Dame Elisabeth Frink C.H D.B.E. R.A. 1930-1993 (English)
                Mar. 19, 2024

                Dame Elisabeth Frink C.H D.B.E. R.A. 1930-1993 (English)

                Est: $700 - $1,200

                “The Miller’s Tale ll” 1972 Etching with Aquatint, Artist’s Proof, signed lower right, titled lower centre under image. 30 x 24.5cm Notes: from the Canterbury Tales series.

                McKenzies Auctioneers
              • Dame Elisabeth Frink C.H D.B.E. R.A. 1930-1993 (English)
                Mar. 19, 2024

                Dame Elisabeth Frink C.H D.B.E. R.A. 1930-1993 (English)

                Est: $700 - $1,200

                “The Miller’s Tale l” 1972 Etching with Aquatint, Artist’s Proof, signed lower right, titled lower centre under image. 30 x 24.5cm Notes: from the Canterbury Tales series.

                McKenzies Auctioneers
              • λ DAME ELISABETH FRINK (BRITISH 1930-1993), WATER BUFFALO [FCR367]
                Mar. 13, 2024

                λ DAME ELISABETH FRINK (BRITISH 1930-1993), WATER BUFFALO [FCR367]

                Est: £15,000 - £20,000

                λ DAME ELISABETH FRINK (BRITISH 1930-1993)LYING DOWN BUFFALO, 1988 [FCR367]Bronze with green patina Signed and numbered 10/10 on the underside 18 x 53cm (7 x 20¾ in.)Provenance:Beaux Arts, London & BathAcquired from the above in November 1995

                Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
              • Dame Elisabeth Frink RA,  British 1930-1993 -  Reclining Horse, c.1957; 
                Mar. 12, 2024

                Dame Elisabeth Frink RA,  British 1930-1993 -  Reclining Horse, c.1957; 

                Est: £1,200 - £1,800

                Dame Elisabeth Frink RA,  British 1930-1993 -  Reclining Horse, c.1957;  tapestry rug, Wool pile, edition no.17/25, signed within the weave and with separate signed and editioned label, 183 x 263 cm (ARR)  Provenance:  Barry Cronan Fine Art, London;  Private collection, UK 

                Roseberys
              • Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A (English, 1930-1993), 'Birdman', lithograph, 55 x 68cm
                Mar. 12, 2024

                Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A (English, 1930-1993), 'Birdman', lithograph, 55 x 68cm

                Est: £500 - £800

                Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A (English, 1930-1993) 'Birdman' lithograph signed in pencil and dated '65, 42/50

                Gorringes
              • Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993): Crucifix
                Mar. 09, 2024

                Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993): Crucifix

                Est: $30,000 - $50,000

                Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. British, 1930-1993 Crucifix bronze ed. 6/7; signed and numbered to base

                Abell Auction
              • Dame Elizabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930
                Mar. 07, 2024

                Dame Elizabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930

                Est: £500 - £700

                Dame Elizabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993), Laos and Oedipus, etching with aquatint printed in brown on woven paper, from an edition of seventy published by the Kelpra Gallery, signed in pencil and numbered 49/70, 52.5cm x 36.5cm (image size), framed. Note: Artist Resale Rights apply

                Kinghams Auctioneers
              • Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A, (British, 193
                Mar. 07, 2024

                Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A, (British, 193

                Est: £400 - £600

                Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A, (British, 1930-1933), Man and Horse III, lithograph on J Green woven paper, signed in pencil and numbered 9/70, 59cm x 79cm, framed. Note: Artist Resale Rights apply

                Kinghams Auctioneers
              • Dame Elizabeth Frink RA, (British, 1930-
                Mar. 07, 2024

                Dame Elizabeth Frink RA, (British, 1930-

                Est: £400 - £600

                Dame Elizabeth Frink RA, (British, 1930-1993), Agamemnon at the Lion Gate, 1988, etching with aquatint printed in brown, from the series 'Children of the Gods, edition of 70 from the Kelpra Studio signed and numbered 67/70, 54cm x 37cm. Provenance: The Molesley Gallery, Elizabeth Frink Exhibition, June 2000, Cat No.21. Note: Artist Resale Rights apply

                Kinghams Auctioneers
              • Dame Elizabeth Frink CH DBE RA, British 1930-1993,  - Rejoneadora III (from The Corrida Series), 1973; 
                Mar. 05, 2024

                Dame Elizabeth Frink CH DBE RA, British 1930-1993,  - Rejoneadora III (from The Corrida Series), 1973; 

                Est: £600 - £800

                Dame Elizabeth Frink CH DBE RA, British 1930-1993,  Rejoneadora III (from The Corrida Series), 1973;  lithograph in colours on T H Saunders paper, signed and numbered 35/72 in pencil,  published by Waddington Graphics,  sheet: 57.3 x 77.5 cm,  (unframed) (ARR)

                Roseberys
              • Dame Elizabeth Frink CH DBE RA, British 1930-1993, - Man and Horse, 1990;
                Mar. 05, 2024

                Dame Elizabeth Frink CH DBE RA, British 1930-1993, - Man and Horse, 1990;

                Est: £3,000 - £5,000

                Dame Elizabeth Frink CH DBE RA, British 1930-1993, Man and Horse, 1990; screenprint in colours on BFK Rives paper, signed in white crayon and numbered 2/70, sheet: 100 x 68.5 cm, (framed) (ARR) Provenance: Beaux Arts, London

                Roseberys
              • Dame Elisabeth Frink CH DBE RA, British 1930-1993,  - Baboon, 1990; 
                Mar. 05, 2024

                Dame Elisabeth Frink CH DBE RA, British 1930-1993,  - Baboon, 1990; 

                Est: £800 - £1,200

                Dame Elisabeth Frink CH DBE RA, British 1930-1993,  Baboon, 1990;  screenprint in colours on BFK Rives,  signed and numbered 18/70 in pencil,  published by Curwen Chilford Prints,  sheet: 76 x 55cm,  (unframed)  (ARR)  Note: the original drawing for this work is in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.

                Roseberys
              • Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930–1993) - Crucifix
                Feb. 28, 2024

                Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930–1993) - Crucifix

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930–1993) - Crucifix Signed and dated ‘Frink 1956’ bottom left, ink and wash on paper Sheet Size: 30 x 5 in. (76.2 x 12.7cm) Provenance Christie's, New York, sale of October 21 1980, lot 22. Acquired directly at the above sale. The Collection of Sidney Rothberg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

                Freeman's | Hindman
              • AN ELIZABETH FRINK LITHOGRAPH
                Feb. 28, 2024

                AN ELIZABETH FRINK LITHOGRAPH

                Est: £40 - £60

                AN ELIZABETH FRINK LITHOGRAPH of a man on a horse (44cm wide 32cm high )

                Hutchinson Scott Limited
              • Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930-1993) - Harbinger Bird I
                Feb. 27, 2024

                Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930-1993) - Harbinger Bird I

                Est: $12,000 - $18,000

                Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930-1993) - Harbinger Bird I   Signed and numbered ‘Frink/6/6’ on base at right, bronze with golden brown patina Height: 17 ¼ in. (43.8cm) Width: 14 in. (35.6cm) Depth: 7 in. (17.8cm) Conceived in 1961. Provenance The Collection of Sidney Rothberg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Literature Sidney Tillim, Arts Magazine, December 1961, p. 49 (another cast illustrated). Bryan Robertson, Elisabeth Frink, Sculpture: Catalogue Raisonné, Harpvale Press, Salisbury, 1984, p. 153, no. 75, p. 153 (another cast illustrated). Annette Ratuszniak, Elisabeth Frink, Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture 1947-93, Lund Humphries, London, 2013, pp. 76-77, no. FCR93 (another cast illustrated). Lot Essay In 1953, the Tate acquired Bird, a bronze sculpture created by Elisabeth Frink just one year earlier, following her studies at the Chelsea School of Art, when the young artist was merely 22 years old. That same year, Frink, along with fellow British artists Bernard Meadows, Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick, and Kenneth Armitage gained special notoriety thanks to their respective works being shown at “New Aspects of British Sculpture” in the British pavilion at the 26th Venice Biennale. Birds were an important, career-long source of subject matter for Frink. Said the artist: “In their emphasis on beak, claws and wings... they were really vehicles for strong feelings of panic, tension, aggression and predatoriness.” The present example is both alert and at the ready; the bird’s head is slightly lowered, and its wings are drawn back. Frink’s interest in birds is traceable to at least two factors: firstly, the onset of World War II, as Frink related birds to plane crashes, and her father was an officer in the British Army; and secondly, she had a great fondness for animals, including birds, as well as horses and dogs. Standing on its legs in a somewhat menacing and atypical pose, the present bronze conveys some of the inherent fear and tension prevalent in Frink’s earlier treatment of the subject and seems to expound upon it. Related Frink bronze models include Birdman II (1958), Bird (1959), Harbinger Bird I (1961), Little Bird (1961), Birdman (1962), New Bird I (1965), and Large Bird (1966). Critic Herbert Read coined the now well-known phrase “Geometry of Fear” as a reaction to the works of the British sculptors on view at the 1952 Biennale, citing what he called...”the iconography of despair, or of defiance...images of flight, or ragged claws ‘scuttling across the floors of silent seas....” Frink became associated with other, older British "Geometry of Fear" sculptors who rose to prominence following the Second World War, and whose works represent a departure from the bronzes of an earlier generation of British sculptors that included Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. While the latter emphasized volume, solidity, and smoothness of finish in their execution, the “Geometry of Fear” sculptors (such as Mod Brit heavyweights, Kenneth Armitage, Lynn Chadwick, Reg Butler, William Turnbull, Robert Adams, and Eduardo Paolozzi) took a rougher, edgier, almost existential approach to their work. In the present example, Frink’s interest in stressing “beaks, claws, and wings,” coupled with her affinity for presenting her subjects with a rough-hewn surface are clearly on display.

                Freeman's | Hindman
              • § Dame Elisabeth Frink CH, RA (1930-1993)
                Feb. 22, 2024

                § Dame Elisabeth Frink CH, RA (1930-1993)

                Est: £400 - £600

                § Dame Elisabeth Frink CH, RA (1930-1993) Horse, 1972 signed 'Frink' (lower right); numbered 59/75 etching, published by Lund Humphrey's, London 28.5 x 23cm Provenance: Sale; Bonhams, 8 June 2016, lot 36

                Cheffins
              • § Dame Elisabeth Frink CH, RA (1930-1993)
                Feb. 22, 2024

                § Dame Elisabeth Frink CH, RA (1930-1993)

                Est: £100 - £150

                § Dame Elisabeth Frink CH, RA (1930-1993) Sculpture - Catalogue Raisonné published by Harpvale Books, Wiltshire, 1984 contained within original slipcase 31.5 x 29 x 3cm

                Cheffins
              • § Dame Elisabeth Frink CH, RA (1930-1993)
                Feb. 22, 2024

                § Dame Elisabeth Frink CH, RA (1930-1993)

                Est: £80 - £120

                § Dame Elisabeth Frink CH, RA (1930-1993) The Odyssey and The Iliad two bound volumes housed within original blue slipcases published by The Folio Society, 1974, designed by Sally Lou Smith (1925-2007), each 26 x 16.5 x 4cm

                Cheffins
              • Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930-1993) Small Boar
                Jan. 24, 2024

                Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930-1993) Small Boar

                Est: $300 - $500

                Lithograph. Artist signed in pencil and numbered '42/70'.

                Cottone Auctions
              • Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930-1993) Corrida V
                Jan. 24, 2024

                Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930-1993) Corrida V

                Est: $300 - $500

                Lithograph. Artist signed in pencil and numbered '52/72'.

                Cottone Auctions
              • Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930-1993) Corrida I
                Jan. 24, 2024

                Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930-1993) Corrida I

                Est: $300 - $500

                Lithograph. Artist signed in pencil and numbered '43/72'.

                Cottone Auctions
              • Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930-1993) Man and Horse IV
                Jan. 24, 2024

                Elisabeth Frink (British, 1930-1993) Man and Horse IV

                Est: $500 - $800

                Lithograph. Artist signed in pencil and numbered '69/70'.

                Cottone Auctions
              • Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) I flew through a black cloud and the winds came up from the hills below me, from the Royal College of Art Artist's Choice Portfolio (Wiseman 138)
                Dec. 14, 2023

                Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) I flew through a black cloud and the winds came up from the hills below me, from the Royal College of Art Artist's Choice Portfolio (Wiseman 138)

                Est: £400 - £600

                Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) I flew through a black cloud and the winds came up from the hills below me, from the Royal College of Art Artist's Choice Portfolio (Wiseman 138) Etching, 1987, signed in pencil, from the edition of 48, printed and published by the Royal College of Art, London, on wove paper, the full sheet printed to the edges, sheet 305 x 305mm (12 x 12in) This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

                Forum Auctions - UK
              • Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) Horse (Wiseman 135)
                Dec. 14, 2023

                Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) Horse (Wiseman 135)

                Est: £400 - £600

                Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) Horse (Wiseman 135) Etching with aquatint printed in colours, 1986, signed in pencil, numbered from the edition of 100, printed by Kelpra Studio, published by Harpvale Books, London, with full margins, sheet 297 x 272mm (11 3/4 x 10 3/4in) This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

                Forum Auctions - UK
              • Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) Horse Head (Wiseman 142)
                Dec. 14, 2023

                Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) Horse Head (Wiseman 142)

                Est: £1,500 - £2,000

                Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) Horse Head (Wiseman 142) Screenprint in colours, 1988, signed in pencil, numbered from the edition of 70, printed and published by Chilford Hall Press, Cambridge, with their blindstamp, on BFK Rives paper, the full sheet printed to the edges, sheet 995 x 725mm (39 1/8 x 28 1/2in) This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

                Forum Auctions - UK
              • Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) Cormorant, from Images (Wiseman 13)
                Dec. 14, 2023

                Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) Cormorant, from Images (Wiseman 13)

                Est: £300 - £500

                Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) Cormorant, from Images (Wiseman 13) Lithograph printed in colours, 1967, a proof aside from the edition of 25, printed by Curwen Studio, Haverhill, co-published by Alistair McAlpine and Waddington Galleries, London, on J Green mould-made paper, with full margins, sheet 594 x 795mm (23 3/8 x 31 1/4in) This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

                Forum Auctions - UK
              • Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) Hare, from Images (Wiseman 15)
                Dec. 14, 2023

                Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) Hare, from Images (Wiseman 15)

                Est: £300 - £500

                Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) Hare, from Images (Wiseman 15) Lithograph printed in colours, 1967, a proof aside from the edition of 25, printed by Curwen Studio, Haverhill, co-published by Alistair McAlpine and Waddington Galleries, London, on J Green mould-made paper, with full margins, sheet 590 x 779mm (23 1/4 x 30 5/8in) This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

                Forum Auctions - UK
              • § DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (BRITISH, 1930-1993)
                Dec. 12, 2023

                § DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (BRITISH, 1930-1993)

                Est: £3,000 - £5,000

                § DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (BRITISH, 1930-1993) DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (BRITISH, 1930-1993) Dead Pheasant signed and dated 'Frink 65' (lower right) watercolour 74.5 x 54.5 cm. (29 3/8 x 21 1/2 in.) Provenance Possible sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 October 1989, lot 326 With Manya Igel Fine Arts, London, where purchased by the present owner

                Chiswick Auctions
              • § DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (BRITISH, 1930-1993)
                Dec. 12, 2023

                § DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (BRITISH, 1930-1993)

                Est: £12,000 - £18,000

                § DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (BRITISH, 1930-1993) DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (BRITISH, 1930-1993) Crouching Figure with Horse’s Head signed and dated 'Frink 51' (lower right) pen & ink and wash 75.5 x 56 cm. (29 3/4 x 22 in.) Provenance Walter Brandt Sale; Sotheby's, London, June 1979, where acquired by John Constable, where acquired by With Zuleika Gallery, London, 2020, where purchased by the present owner Born in Suffolk in 1930, Dame Elisabeth Frink’s artwork displays great style and skill, and leans heavily on her experiences as an artist growing up in Britian during the austerity of the inter-war and post-war years. When the Tate purchased a sculpture by Frink, aged 22, she gained incredible stature and became acquainted and artistically associated with many prominent artists. Her exposure to international sculptors was great. The influence of Augustus Rodin and principally Alberto Giacometti are prominent in her work, with the latter’s use of plaster of paris reflected in her own. Her time spent in the pubs of London with Freud, Bacon and Minton, began an affiliation with the artists who became defined as ‘the geometry of fear’ by influential critic Herbert Read, and would cement Frink’s position as one of the most prominent British artists of 20th century. In the earliest examples of her work, even those that preceded her attendance at the Chelsea School of Art in 1949, her visions were far from optimistic. Her earliest drawings accomplished during the 50s depicted bleak and dystopian realities, bird-like figures, crucifixions, horses and warriors. These themes permeated much of her work, including notably her sculptures whereby she revisited many motifs, the horse and rider, the depiction of birds and the human form, among many other themes. “Frink had always drawn and from the beginning her drawings were always large. (…) Her early figures and birds, horses and riders, are like caged wild creatures, or cramped contortionist, trying to get out” - Annette Ratuszniak, Elisabeth Frink Catalogue Raisonne of Sculpture 1947-95, p.22 This incredibly early example, Frink’s Crouching Figure with Horse’s Head, executed in 1951, during her later years as a student at Chelsea School of Art, is monumental in scale and dark in subject matter. Depicting the hunched human form, with elongated hands and feet with the head of a horse, both appearing vulnerable, the drawing is inescapable from the harsh reality of 1950s Britian, the circulation of the horrors of the gas chambers, the destruction of many British towns and a period of austereness. The work is undoubtably sculptural in its rendering both the head of the figure and horse are constructed with a three-dimensionality as monochromatic materials of pen & ink and grey wash sculpt the sheet. The relationship between the figure and the horse is intrinsically linked as we witness a connection between the two. This is something repeated in the artist’s work, and there are countless examples of the relationship between horses and figures, from other early drawings such as Horses and Warriors (1950) to much later sculptural examples of the horse and rider in many different forms. Frink remarked in 1992 that, ‘The horse has done so much for man (…) carries him into battle’, referencing the relationship between the two beings and further commenting on the fragility of this bond, stating everything can transform in just one action – the horse ‘chucking him off’ their back. These relationships are carefully explored and the deep connection between man and nature is not only present in this work but reflected in many such examples, not only with horses but also that of birds. It is evident that Frink’s experience as a child, living very close to a local airbase where she witnessed scenes of fighter-war planes from such a young age had an immense impact on her work. These experiences informed much of the imagery that she used throughout her career and this trauma was reflected in her depictions of both man and nature, both individually and together. This early example of her work perfectly captures the key motifs and themes within much of Frink’s work, and perfectly capture both strength and fragility between man and beast.

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              • DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (1930-1993) Midas Head bronze with a green patin
                Dec. 07, 2023

                DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (1930-1993) Midas Head bronze with a green patin

                Est: £30,000 - £50,000

                DAME ELISABETH FRINK, R.A. (1930-1993) Midas Head bronze with a green patina 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high

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