Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Animals in Art, 8 January – 16 March 2014;
Woking, Coroners Court, 10 June 2016 and ongoing
Caroline Wiseman, Elisabeth Frink: Original Prints Catalogue Raisonne, London, 1998 (illustrated, p. 234, pl. 155)
Dame Elisabeth Frink’s first sculpture of a baboon dates from 1976, and was commissioned by the Zoological Society of London. The massive skull and head of a baboon particularly appealed to Frink, especially in comparison to the monkey which was, in her opinion, far more difficult to sculpt. These walking and seated animals recall Ancient Egyptian sculptures of the baboon-god Toth, who was the embodiment of wisdom.