ELIZABETH FRINK (1930-1993) AND THE RITVA MAN JUMPER ONCE THE
PROPERTY OF BRIT EKLAND early 1970s.
Acrylic, applied with an embroidered golden eagle against a
black, brown and blue panel, number forty six from the edition of
two hundred, executed by The Ritva Man after a design by Liz
Frink, with various maker's and designer's labels (nape), retains
label from the Brit Ekland sale at Christies in 1996.
Originally established as a crochet and
knitwear business in 1966, Mike and Ritva Ross
created 'The Ritva Man' label in 1969 with the aim of collaborating
with artists, such as David Hockney, Allen Jones, Patrick Hughes,
and in the case of this example, Liz Frink , to produce limited
Although intended to be issued in an edition of 200, it is possible
that not more than a fifty of each design were produced and
originally sold for £45 each in 1973.