London, Sotheby’s, Sculpture and Sculptors’ Drawings from The Ingram Collection, 10 – 21 January 2011;
Chichester, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Ingram Loan Exhibition, March – April 2012;
Bristol, Royal West of England Academy, Drawing On, 21 March – 7 June 2015
The horses and riders began in France in 1969 where she and her second husband, Edward Pool, moved to live and work. While in France, she bought a horse for her son, Lin, and she started to ride once more. Her horse and rider motif reflects her ongoing concern in the elemental relationship of dependency between humankind and the rest of the animal world. In this ink wash and pencil study, Dame Elisabeth Frink explores the relationship between man and horse, or perhaps man and nature. Frink pondered this subject further in later years in a number of both large and small bronze sculptures sharing the title Horse and Rider.