A sculpture of the Queen Mother is up for sale for £35,000

A SCULPTURE made following the last seance of the Queen Mother and completed after her death has been put up for sale.

The bronze figure was created by Royal Society of British Sculptors Associate Vivien Mallock and is sold by Wick Antiques of Lymington, Hants.

The life-size bronze was commissioned by St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, and three were made.

The second belongs to the Goring Hotel where the Queen Mother liked to take tea, making it the only one open to the public.

It shows the Queen Mother in a hat and wearing a palm leaf brooch which was made for Queen Elizabeth by Cartier in 1938.

Vivien, who lives in Thruxton in North Hampshire, said: ‘I finished it just a day or two after she died. I had two sessions with her at Clarence House and she was wonderful and very, very personable.

Charles Wallrock of Wick Antiques sells this sculpture of the Queen Mother

Charles Wallrock of Wick Antiques said: “It’s been 20 years since the Queen Mother died and she never got to see the finished sculpture.

“I think she would have been delighted because it’s really exceptional with the smile and the eyes that betray her personality.

“The skin also looks great with the paper-like texture captured in the bronze.”

The sculpture has an asking price of £35,000.

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