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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

St George's Chapel and the Round Tower, Windsor Castle 1860

Albumen print | 22.5 x 29 cm (image) | RCIN 2100042

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Photograph of the Middle Ward of Windsor Castle with St George's Chapel on the left, the Norman Gate in the centre background, the Round Tower in the background and King Henry III Tower with the Military Knights residences on the right. Guardsmen and others stand in the foreground.

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)

    Subject(s)
    Army-GB-Guards Regiments
    Army-GB-Guards Regiments-Guardsmen
  • 22.5 x 29 cm (image)

    43.0 x 57.5 cm (mount)

  • 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]
                    • Norman Tower and Gateway [Windsor Castle]
    • People