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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Interior view of Windsor Castle, the Round Tower 1860

Albumen print | 33.1 x 43.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2100046

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Photograph of Windsor Castle, taken from the Lower Ward showing, from left to right, St. George's Chapel, the Round Tower, King Henry III Tower and the Military Knights residences. Two Guardsmen stand on the path outside the chapel, facing the viewer.

Fenton made a series of over thirty views of Windsor Castle and its surroundings in the summer of 1860. This view looks towards the Round Tower and includes St George’s Chapel on the left. Two guardsmen from the Coldstream Guards remind us that the castle was then – as now – a fully occupied royal residence with a military guard.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 33.1 x 43.5 cm (image)

    43.1 x 56.9 cm (mount)

  • Interior View: The Round Tower

  • 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 Castle
                  • Lower Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • St George's Chapel [Windsor Castle]
                      • South Front [St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle]
                    • Mary Tudor Tower [Windsor Castle]
                    • Henry III Tower [Windsor Castle]
                  • Middle Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • Round Tower [Windsor Castle]