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Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue
Queen's Statue

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The Queen is depicted in 1977, the year of her Silver Jubilee. The work is cast in bronze and set on a plinth of Portland stone, the statue also includes a mare and foal at 120% of life size.
Title

Queen's Statue

Date

2016

Medium

bronze & Portland stone

Accession number

CB8_TJ_S214

Acquisition method

funded by Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Work type

Equestrian

Owner

National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art

Custodian

Newmarket Town Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

3rd November 2016

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

handwritten signature marked on base of bronze at the foot of the larger horse

Inscription description

THE QUEENS'S STATUE / THIS STATUE WAS UNVEILED BY HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II ON 3 NOVEMBER 2016 / IT WAS PLACED HERE TO MARK HER MAJESTY'S 90TH BIRTHDAY AND TO CELEBRATE HER SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH NEWMARKET AND THE THOROUGHBRED HORSE. / HER MAJESTY IS DEPICTED IN 1977, THE YEAR OF HER SILVER JUBILEE. CAST IN BRONZE / AND SET ON A PLINTH OF PORTLAND STONE, THE STATUE PORTRAYS HER MAJESTY WITH A MARE AND FOAL AT 120% LIFE SIZE. THIS PROJECT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SUPPORT AND GENEROSITY OF HIS HIGHNESS SHEIK MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM. / PLANNED BY THE NEWMARKET COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE THE STATUE HAS BEEN GOFTED TO THE NATIONAL HERITAGE CENTRE FOR HORSERACING AND SPORTING ART AND WILL BE MAINTAINED BY NEWMARKET TOWN COUNCIL. HER MAJESTY WAS SCULPTED BY ETIENNE MILLNER AND CAST AT BRONZE AGE SCULPTURE FOUNDRY. THE MARE AND FOAL WERE SCULPTED BY CHARLIE LANGTON AND CAST AT THE SCULPTURE CASTING FOUNDRY. SITE DESIGN BY ROGER HALL DESIGNS LTD, SITE WORKS BY ADRIAN VALIANT FOR E.A.VALIANT and SONS LTD, STONEWORK BY ABBEYGATE MASONRY LTD, TREES BY BARCHAM TREES

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