Commissioned by: Gravesham Borough Council
Location: St Andrews Gardens adjacent to the River Thames
Unveiled: July 2018
Scale: Life and a half
The statue of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate our longest reigning monarch was unveiled on the 26th July on the banks of the River Thames.
The bronze statue portrays the Sovereign seated in her Order of the Garter robes and is thought to be the only such sculpture of the Queen in existence.
Preparation for the work included detailed research assisted by the Queen’s team of wardrobe archivists at Kensington Palace.
The piece is a classic example of Jennings’ exploration of the traditional 400-year-old sculpting methods immortalized by the work of the European Renaissance sculptors.