This rare early drawing forms part of a body of work executed by Frink during or just after her time as a student at Chelsea School of Art in the early 1950s. These drawings, which are monumental in scale, have a strong, almost brutal, sculptural quality that can be lacking in some of her later work on paper. Nevertheless, the drawing’s themes of the divinity of the human and animal form would be a constant in Frink’s work throughout her life. A comparable drawing, Bound Figure, 1950 was with Gillian Jason Gallery in 2018. The artist’s son, Lin Jammet, believed that work to be a depiction of the bound figure of Christ.
Walter Brandt; Sotheby’s, June 1979 where acquired by John Constable