CIRENCESTER Park has a new sculpture on display.

A striking 16ft high horse's head sculpture made from hand-beaten copper is currently situated at the brow of 6-mile Broad Avenue on The Bathurst Estate in Cirencester.

It was crafted by one Britain’s most accomplished equestrian sculptors, Nic Fiddian-Green, who named this piece 'Still Water, 2019'.

The famous sculptor uses the illusionist 'animal touch' technique to illustrate the balancing act in which a horse is poised on the tip of its muzzle, brushing the surface of the water.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Still Water, 2019 sculpture proudly placed in Cirencester ParkStill Water, 2019 sculpture proudly placed in Cirencester Park (Image: Will Hartop)

Nic Fiddian-Green is renowned his huge bronze horses’ heads at Hyde Park Corner in London and on Trundle Hill above Goodwood, and has many private collections all over the world.

Still Water, 2019 is currently on loan from Sladmore Gallery in London, and reflects Cirencester Park’s long-standing love for horses.

Fittingly, the sculpture is in place ahead of Cirencester Park Horse Trials which take place from Friday, March 24 until Sunday, March 26.

This unique sculpture has been made by hand beating copper panels over a fibreglass form and it's form replicates the original 33ft bronze version currently located at Hyde Park.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Close up of Still Water, 2019 sculptureClose up of Still Water, 2019 sculpture (Image: Will Hartop)

Having been recently displayed in Italy, the Bathurst family are delighted to welcome Still Water, 2019 to Cirencester Park.

Lord Apsley of The Bathurst Estate, said: ‘’We feel privileged to welcome this stunning piece by Nic to Cirencester.

"The horse is an important part of the history and tradition of the Park; Still Water, 2019 will be a fitting way to celebrate this heritage and share it with our visitors.

"It comes at an exciting time for Cirencester Park with the opening of The Old Kennels restaurant and café this Easter.”

Lord Bathurst said: “We are delighted that Still Water, 2019 will sit at the high point of the Broad Avenue so that it comes into view as you approach on foot.

"It is a great reminder of the park’s historical design as a place with long-reaching vistas culminating at points of interest – from parish churches to follies and now this striking sculpture.

"We hope visitors will enjoy discovering it.’’