Donated by Antje and David Laidler
Dame Elizabeth Frink is a well know British sculptor and print-maker. She had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions and numerous works have been sold at auction, including ‘Seated Man’ sold at Christie’s King Street ‘Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale’ in 2014 for $1,837,097. There have been numerous articles about Elisabeth Frink, including ‘Exorcising the Fear: British Sculpture from the 50s & 60s’ written for The Independent in 2012. The artist died in 1993. This work appears to be a sketch of a sculpture that currently stands on the north side of Piccadilly, near the Royal Academy, in London, UK. The work is acid-free framed, and dry-mounted by its previous owner, a style of framing still common in the UK at the 1970s. The work comes with a receipt of purchase, from the Portland Gallery, Manchester UK.