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david harber

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  • October 7, 2022

At this year’s Royal Ascot, towering above the constantly moving architectural millinery, one of the most visually dramatic fixed points was a giant bronze ram’s head opposite the Garrick Club pavilion. As its sculptor David Williams-Ellis stretched on a ladder to brush wax on its horns 3 metres from the ground, he explained that the beast was actually a miniature of sorts.

“This is really a maquette,” he says. A 7.5 metre x 4.5 metre version is destined for a garden in Oxfordshire, “the biggest thing I’ve ever worked on”.

“The garden designer wanted something that would have a lot

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