Statues in enamelled ceramic (1985)

There are several groups of statues in terracotta in white and brown shades which refer to Queen Elisabeth’s last residence, the Stuyvenbergh castle. It is a homage to the queen’s love of art but also to the royal family. The artist, who normally works from living models, based the 25 statues on photographic material. They were partly coloured with engobes and partly enamelled. The artist represents Queen Elisabeth in different periods of her life, with her children and grandchildren, and other people who were close to her, such as Albert Einstein, Emile Verhaeren and Jules Bordet. Yves Bosquet also created the monumental concrete elements which represent the Queen’s lodge in the Conservatory of Music, the entrance of the Brussels Royal Palace and the Laeken Royal Palace.