Cob Study

Barry Flanagan OBE, RA (1941-2009)

Etching on paper from 1983, signed in pencil, dated May 3/83 and denoted AP 2/9, aside from the edition of 27.  Bears the Waddington Galleries blindstamp (the publishers), printed by the artist and Colin Dyer.

Collections: the TATE

One from a set of 4 etchings and 3 linocuts all drawn before the model, a Welsh Cob, and showing the horse in full with close up studies of his anatomy.  Source: the TATE: Flanagan hired the horse for one day and had it brought to the yard outside his studio. 

Flanagan was inspired by a 1979 exhibition at The Royal Academy, The ‘Horses of San Marco’, which further increased his interest in depicting horses in his work, both print and sculpture.

Measurements: 15 x 22 cm image size, 38 x 28 cm sheet size

Condition: Never framed, in super condition

This work has now been sold