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Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within

Dame Elisabeth Frink – an artist of international renown and a pillar of Dorset’s creative echelon.


Here at Duke's, Frink’s gravity is more apparent than ever, as we continue to auction several of her esteemed canvas and sculpture works. With Duke’s immersion within the art-world, particularly that of international art, it is of great pleasure to feature such a locally significant and magnificent artist. A highlight of Frink’s works sold here at Duke’s, was the wonderful “Boar” sculpture, featured in the 2022 Art & Design post 1880 sale. The piece ignited a fierce bidding war before selling for £26,000, inclusive of buyer’s premium



Duke’s reverence for Frink is eternally apparent, as such it is a great privilege to sponsor Dorset County Museum’s Elisabeth Frink exhibition. The county museum’s Frink exhibition aims to showcase over 80 sculptures, drawings and prints, whilst exploring her artistic process, personal life and the influences that shaped her work.

Bringing together objects from public and private collections, this exhibition celebrates the enduring legacy of Elisabeth Frink. The dying wishes of her son, Lin Jammet, were that the entire Frink Estate and Archive be given to the nation, ensuring that Frink’s vision of sharing her artwork within the public sphere was achieved. This generosity resulted in a significant cultural gift to 12 public museums across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with Dorset Museum receiving more than 300 works.



Gary Batt, Duke’s partner, senior valuer and auctioneer said “We are very happy to continue our association with the Dorset museum. In a particular with the Elisabeth Frink exhibition, without doubt one of the greatest British artists of the 20th century.”