Edith Rimmington (1902 - 1986):
Prize Fight, circa 1960
Framed (ref: 11039)
Acrylic on panel
16.5 x 20.7 in. (42 x 52.6 cm)
Provenance: Private Collection acquired directly from the artist
In Prize Fight, Edith Rimmington deals with our habitually prejudiced concept of man and animal in a deeply ironic way, comparing the phrenologist approach of man's mind with that of a butcher or slaughterhouse in dealing with an oxens body. Even the background space of this image is 'quartered' accordingly.