Lying Down Horse

Dame Elisabeth Frink, 1930 - 1993

Lying Down Horse

Dame Elisabeth Frink 1930 - 1993


Resting figure of a horse with legs folded beneath. No plinth. Frink's father was an amateur jockey and skilled horseman and Frink's early exposure to the horse's form was a catalyst for her enduring passion for horses. She was a skilled rider herself. In the early 1970s she moved to the Camargue region of France, well known for its semi-wild horses. She studied the horse she bought for her son which lived in a stable below her studio for a series of works on the theme of the lying down horse, exploring the nuances of the animal's changing poses.

Object Name

Lying Down Horse

Creators Name

Dame Elisabeth Frink

Date Created



sculpture: 32.5cm x 43cm

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Place of creation



On Display

[G12] Manchester Art Gallery - Gallery 12 - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
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Beqeathed by Lady Bernstein in 1995

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