Queen Mother Memorial-Not Amused
They have said something untoward and he is not amused.
Commissioned in 2005 and unveiled in February 2009, this work of art by Paul Day consists of four elements. The statue of King George VI was already in place, so Paul Day added a statue of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and two 11ft bronze friezes to either side of the statues. They depict scenes from the life of the Queen Mother and show differing aspects of her life from her solid work during the war (choosing to stay in London throughout the bombings) to her life in peace time. Scenes which Paul Day has recreated remarkably accurate scenes from the Queen Mother’s life in painstaking detail.
Day’s depictions were inspired by studying photographs of the Queen Mother at various stages in her public and private life.
This installation is to the left of The Mall about 680m (744y) from Buckingham Palace, between The Mall and Carlton Gardens.