Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Animals in Art, 8 January – 16 March 2014;
Woking, Coroners Court, 10 June 2016 – 3 May 2017;
Woking, The Lightbox, In Their Own Words: Artists’ Voices from The Ingram Collection, 20 May – 30 July 2017;
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Elisabeth Frink: Fragility and Power, 22 June – 29 September 2018;
Woking, The Lightbox, Elisabeth Frink: A Collector’s Passion, 13 October 2018 – 6 January 2019
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.
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