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Elisabeth Frink

Photo: public domain

Sculptor: Frederick Edward McWilliam CBE, RA (1909 -1992)

Materials: Bronze

Listed: Grade II (1431426 ) 19.01.2016

Elisabeth Frink

Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993), sculptor and printmaker. This sympathetic portrait statue by a fellow artist was cast in 1956 and exhibited the following year in the London County Council (LCC) open-air sculpture exhibition, ‘Sculpture 1850 and 1950’ (cat. no. 21) at Holland Park, London. It was purchased in the same year by the Harlow Art Trust with the aid of the Contemporary Art Society.

In its listing of the work Historic England notes that it is unusual to find a public sculpture of a woman artist at this date and that it was an early acquisition by the Harlow Art Trust. They further point out that the statue is ‘a rare full figure portrait sculpture by this significant C20 artist.’

Location: West Walk, Harlow, Essex.