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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Statue of King George III, Long Walk, Windsor 1860

Albumen print | 21.1 x 29.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2100073

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Photograph of the statue of King George III, otherwise known as the 'Copper Horse', Long Walk, Windsor Great Park.

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)
    George III, King of the United Kingdom (1738-1820)
    House of Hanover
  • 21.1 x 29.2 cm (image)

    43.1 x 57.4 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
            • Equestrian Statues
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Windsor [Berkshire]
                • Windsor Great Park [Windsor]
                  • Long Walk [Windsor Great Park]
                  • Snow Hill [Windsor Great Park]
                  • The Copper Horse [Windsor Great Park]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees