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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

General view from Town Park 1860

Albumen print | 15.2 x 28.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2100059

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View of Windsor Castle from the Home Park with the Round Tower visible in the background.

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)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 15.2 x 28.5 cm (image)

    18.5 x 29.9 cm (mount)

  • General view from the North. [Windsor Castle Photographs, 1860, by Roger Fenton]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • 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]
                  • Middle Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • Round Tower [Windsor Castle]