Horse and Rider

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I spotted this statue of a horse and rider on the corner of Dover Street while I was walking down Piccadilly during my recent visit to London. It looked like it was by Elisabeth Frink. A little research confirmed that it was – Horse and Rider from 1975. Interestingly, it’s a Grade II listed building!

Horse and Rider was commissioned by Trafalgar House in 1974 for their site on Dover Street at its junction with Piccadilly. It was modelled in plaster and then cast in bronze in the Southwark studio Frink took on having returned from France in 1973. Frink described it as an ageless symbol of man and horse.

Stuck in front of a branch of Café Nero, none of their patrons were taking any notice of it!

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