Robert Bateman - Dik Diks
I have always been attracted to intimate scenes - a few square yards of seemingly ordinary field, forest floor or scrubland, which are filled with variety and complexity if you look carefully. The dik-diks are small, the smallest of African antelopes, only about twelve inches high. You can see the scale of the painting by the relative size of the elephant dung, a typical feature of dik-dik habitat, as are the different grasses and bushes and the volcanic rock. The dik-diks are attractive animals to look at and to paint. They resemble tremendously condensed high-strung racehorses. Every muscle shows, and their anatomy and bone structure seem very tight and interlocked. They are exceptionally nervous and you usually see them either in a freeze position or else springing out of sight. - RB

This rare edition was published by Tryon Gallery, England, before Bateman joined Mill Pond Press. The edition size is 500 according to the print numbers, but much of the edition was damaged (and later destroyed) in shipping to the USA. The condition of the image is excellent...however, margins which are "colored" in the British tradition) show minor flaws....which will not be visible when print is matted and framed.

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Robert Bateman - Dik Diks


Release Year: 1976
Size: 17 x 25.25
Form: limited edition print on paper
Edition Size: 500 numbered and hand signed by the artist
Artist Proofs: call or email to check on availability.
Custom Framing: available upon request

Product Code: BATDI1

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