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Friday, 5 July, 2002, 16:06 GMT 17:06 UK
Sculpture of Queen for Jubilee
The Queen
The Queen has been having a busy Jubilee year
A bronze sculpture of the Queen riding on horseback has been commissioned to celebrate her Golden Jubilee.

Artist Philip Jackson was chosen from a shortlist provided by the Royal Society of British sculptors.

It is expected to be completed by the end of the year when it will go on display to the public in the grounds of Windsor Great Park.

A model of the sculpture will be presented to the Queen for approval on Saturday.

This will be the 12th statue of the Queen created but one of only a handful of British ones.

Maquette of bronze
Philip Jackson has created a small version for the Queen to view

The majority of statues are placed in official buildings in Commonwealth countries or in public buildings in the UK.

The statue will be 12ft 6ins high (3.8 metres) high and will firstly be modelled in clay before being cast in bronze.

Mr Jackson said: "It's a wonderful commission to get and quite a responsibility."

Public tribute

His other works include a model of Baroness Thatcher and a sculpture of Manchester United hero Sir Matt Busby.

He also created a Falklands War sculpture entitled The Yomper, which was commissioned by the Royal Marines at Portsmouth.

Crown Estate chairman Sir Denys Henderson will present a small-scale version of Mr Jackson's new project to the Queen.

"It is a significant historical event and it is very fitting that the Crown Estate, which has close historical links with the monarchy, should commemorate the event in a lasting, public tribute that can be enjoyed by the many visitors to Windsor Great Park," said Sir Denys.


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