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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Statue of George III, Windsor 1860

Albumen print | 29.8 x 42.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2100072

Photograph of the Statue of King George III, otherwise known as the 'Copper Horse' on the Long Walk, Windsor.

The statue of George III on Snow Hill at the end of the Long Walk was commissioned by his son George IV to commemorate his father at his favourite residence, Windsor Castle. The statue is usually referred to as the Copper Horse, although it is an iron frame clad in bronze. It was elevated on 24 October 1831.

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)

    George III, King of the United Kingdom (1738-1820)
    House of Hanover
  • 29.8 x 42.7 cm (image)

    43.1 x 57.2 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • 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]
                  • The Copper Horse [Windsor Great Park]
                  • Snow Hill [Windsor Great Park]