Elisabeth Frink

Bird

About this artwork

The experience of growing up during the Second World War shaped Frink’s art. This is the largest of a series of bronzes, made in the 1950s, in which birds are given a menacing, military appearance. She stated that birds were ‘really vehicles for strong feelings of pain, tension, aggression and predatoriness.’ This Bird was cast in an edition of ten numbered bronzes. This is an additional cast made by the artist for herself and is marked ‘AC’ for ‘Artist’s Cast’.

Published November 2021

  • artist:
    Elisabeth FrinkEnglish (1930 - 1993)
  • title:
    Bird
  • date created:
    1958
  • materials:
    Bronze
  • measurements:
    50.20 cm (height)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Provided to the National Galleries of Scotland in accordance with the wishes of the artist’s late son, Lin Jammet, 2020
  • accession number:
    GMA 5673
  • gallery:
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Elisabeth Frink

Elisabeth Frink