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Larger than life - Artist James Butler in his Oxfordshire studio with the remains of his clay sculpture of the Queen from which the bronze cast was made.<br />
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A huge statue of Queen Elizabeth II is being finished off at Lockbund Foundry near Banbury in Oxfordshire - before its unveiling at Runnymede to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.<br />
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At over twice life size the imposing bronze sculpture by James Butler will dominate the historic meadow where the divine right of Kings was first checked.<br />
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It shows the Queen in full Garter Robes and has been inspired by the 1954 portraits by Pietro Annigoni. The 4m (13ft) bronze sculpture will be unveiled on 14 June.