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 edition knitwear.
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.