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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Distant view of Windsor Castle from the Home Park 1860

Albumen print | 27.2 x 43.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2100058

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Photograph of Windsor Castle, from the Home Park with Brunswick Tower visible in the centre of the photograph.

This photograph is one of 31 prints Fenton made of Windsor Castle, the Home Park and Great Park in 1860. When selecting the subjects for these views, Fenton did not seek access to areas normally barred to the public. Instead, he understood his audience would prefer to see images relating to their own experiences of the castle. Therefore, all the photographs in this series emphasise the Castle's role as a public monument, rather than as a royal residence.
  • Creator(s)

    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 27.2 x 43.7 cm (image)

    43.0 x 57.4 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Windsor [Berkshire]
                • Windsor Home Park
                • Windsor Castle
                  • Upper Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • Brunswick Tower [Windsor Castle]
                    • Prince of Wales's Tower [Windsor Castle]