*Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) bronze ‘Bird’, signed and dated ‘52 2/6, 20cm high x 24cm wide x 30cm deep, this sculpture was later cast with the assistance of the Frink Estate, taken from a plaster maquette formerly in the collection of Peter and Georgette Collins which was purchased directly from Frink whilst she was still a student. This sculpture featured in the 2008 Mumford Fine Art ‘Unknown Frink’ exhibition and although not included in the 1984 catalogue raisonné, relates closely to the 1952 ‘Bird’, purchased the following year by The Tate which ‘launched’ her career, one of a number of bird figures which Frink created at the start of her career, only a few known survivors from the period exist, other than the Tate bird, other owners included Benjamin Britten and The Arts Council of Great Britain, during this early period of Frink’s career she could rarely afford the bronze casting procedure so many maquettes remained un-cast and were subsequently lost, Peter and Georgette Collins played a significant role in preserving a number of these early works. Provenance: Peter & Georgette Collins, Stanley Studios, Chelsea, thence by descent
Sold for £56,000
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Auction: East Anglian, Fine Art & Antiques Sale, Wed, 22nd Sep 2021
Presale viewing and attendance on sale day strictly by appointment only, please book your appointment by telephoning the office on 01206 754754
Day One Lots - 1-681 (vacant lots 682-699)
Day Two Lots - 700-1566 (vacant lots 1567-1699)
Day Three - The Jenny Simpson Collection Lots - 1700-2036
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Storage charges:- Please note that all lots of furniture, garden statues and rugs will only be available for collection strictly by appointment at our premises until 12pm Monday 4th October. After which all items of furniture will be collected by R & D Schofield Removals at a cost of £10 + vat per lot and £1 per day storage thereafter
Presale viewing strictly by appointment, please book your appointment by telephoning the office on 01206 754754
Friday 17th September 9am - 5pm
Saturday 18th September 9am until 1pm
Monday 20th September 9am until 6pm
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