Saturday, 3 November 2012

War Horse ... at Chatsworth

In my last blog about Chatsworth I mentioned there were a number of things that caught my eye whilst I was there, other than Barry Flanagan's sculptures.

One of them was Dame Elisabeth Frink's War Horse. 

It is sited near the restaurant and it can be touched and children can sit on it and have their photograph taken, apparently.

There is more information about the sculpture here ...

 War Horse 

I rather like it. It's strong and self assured.

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  1. Yes, I rather like it too. Although I can't agree with the 12th Duke. It doesn't have a fierce appearance to me, it looks rather friendly.

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    1. I can see a bit of menace in there Mitch ...

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  2. I love this Horse,although I think I preferred it standing by the lake.Elizabeth Frink lived quite close to us and was a judge in a local WI art show.Ann

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    1. I can't remember when it was standing by the lake. Interesting that Elisabeth Frink was a judge though at the WI art show. How did she come across Ann ?

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  3. He looks like the sort of chap who would carry you all day and not break a sweat. How lovely that people can interact with him! Far better than being stood behind a chain link fence with a "do not touch" sign.

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    1. You can see there's a bit of wear and tear on this horse ... he still has a bronze colour across his back.

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  4. It must be quite some time when I took a photo of the Horse by the lake,probably before she died.She was a very nice person,you wouldn't think she would make such strong figures.

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    1. I read something about here a year or two ago as there are [or were] some other Elisabeth Frink sculptures in the garden at Chatsworth. I see she was only 62 when she died ~ the same age as me. Thank you Ann ...

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  5. He does look strong and sturdy....if not exactly warrior material. (o;

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    1. You're right but he does look like a good horse.

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  6. Strong and self-assured is a good description. I would add the word "dependable". We used to keep horses like that which were older and dependable for the children to ride. They could actually make the kids help to herd cattle too. Or maybe the horse helped the rider do what the reins should not be doing. Confusing, but we knew those old wise horses could handle a little child who were being arrogant and bossy, and just do the job anyhow. This horse reminds me of Beanie. He just understood little, wiggly children. He would also blow softly into their hands on command. Blow, Beanie, Blow.

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    1. That's a lovely story about Beanie, Karyn. He sounds like the sort of horse I would have felt at easy with.

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  7. Hey, where can I get more information about this horse? -The link you posted isn't the correct link.

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    1. It's true. We need more information about the horse not about chatworth.com

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