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Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure
Robed Figure

© The Executors of the Frink Estate and Archive. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2024. Photo credit: Bob Cassey / Art UK

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Cast in bronze, 'Robed Figure' has the distinctive form and worked surface of the Elisabeth Frink's work. This was often created by adding plaster to an armature, and then chiselling and forming the surface to shape. The gender of the figure is not known, however it does bear much resemblance to an element from her famous sculpture 'Dorset Martyrs'.
Title

Robed Figure

Date

1988

Medium

bronze

Accession number

RG1_BC_S018

Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

Statue

Owner

Reading Borough Council

Custodian

Reading Borough Council

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

plate at base of statue reads: ROBED FIGURE / ELISABETH FRINK / DBE RA / AUGUST 1988

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Located at

Abbot's Walk, Reading

RG1 3HW

Located in Reading Abbey Gardens, off Abbey Walk on the east side of the lawn adjacent to ornamental flowerbeds and the to the Abbey ruins.