Robert and his sculpture (c) Robert Rattray
The sculpture (c) Robert Rattray
(c) Hands on History
Royal Sculptures Unveiled
Robert Rattray, the nephew of Viscount De L’Isle, the current Penshurst Place incumbent, has sculpted two Windsor grey horses which were unveiled in Windsor on 31st March 2014 by the Queen.
Robert has sculpted two beautiful pieces found in the Gardens at Penshurst Place including the Archer in the Demi Lune and the Porcupine Statue in the Flag Garden.
The giant artwork unveiled on 31st March depicted two lifesize Windsor Grey horses - animals which have been drawing the carriages of successive monarchs since Queen Victoria. The statue was created in bronze and is based on Daniel and Storm, two horses stabled at the Royal Mews that are regularly used to draw the monarch's carriage during events ranging from Trooping the Colour to Royal Ascot.
The making of the sculpture is documented via a time-lapse video and can be seen on YouTube with the evolutions of some of his other works: www.youtube.com/user/rattraysculptures
Posted 01 April 2014
New Events Programme Announced
We are pleased to announce we have a new programme of events for 2014. Join us for our ‘Sir and Soldier’ season to commemorate the WW1 centenary with war themed activities, events and workshops, there is something for everyone. See our What's On: Events page for more information.
Posted 02 January 2014