Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Prints and Printmaking, 1 February – 30 April 2011
Caroline Wiseman, Elisabeth Frink: Original Prints Catalogue Raisonne, London, 1998 (illustrated, p. 181, pl. 105)
In The Three Riders we see a Biblical facet to Frink’s understanding of the relationship between man and horse: “I thought a good deal about riders and horses and most particularly of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.” Printed in three colours, by the Curwen Studio, The Three Riders is open to interpretation. It could be that there are three riders or that there is one rider in a kind of slow-motion snapshot. Frink often rode as a child and depictions of the horse are a frequent motif of hers. One of the most famous examples is her sculpture Horse and Rider at the end of Dover Street, at the junction with Piccadilly in London.