The sculpture was commissioned in 2012, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation with a life size sculpture of two of the lead carriage horses used in state occasions, known as the Windsor Greys.
These magnificent beasts are often seen around Windsor on state occasions or while exercising, so their sculptural homage has been installed close to the stables of its subjects, and was unveiled in Windsor on 31st March 2014.
With the kind permission of Her Majesty the Queen, the initial drawings were made into prints to be used for fund-raising purposes. Shown above, with the maquette, in a scale one fifth of the life size. For more information on the commission please visit: www.windsorgreysjubileeappeal.co.uk
The making of the sculpture is documented via a time-lapse video and can be seen below, or on YouTube with the evolutions of some of his other works: www.youtube.com/user/rattraysculptures
Robert has written a full review of the process of the commission, published in The Art Collector - please click here to view the article - which covers how the commission came about as well as his preception and development of it. More images of the casting - completed by Pangolin Editions - will follow.