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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Arthur James Melhuish (1829-95)

The Castle Wall, Thames Street, Windsor 1854-56

Salted paper print | 21.4 x 27.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2100033

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Photograph of the Windsor Castle curtain wall, along Thames Street in Windsor. The (old) Curfew Tower features on the far left side of the photograph. There are trees against the castle, piles of stones and debris, and fences. The Garter Tower was at this date in very poor condition. 

In 1856 the Prince Consort planned to restore the curtain walls and the Garter and Curfew Towers. He appointed Anthony Salvin for this work. Salvin decided to remodel the Curfew Tower in the style of Viollet-le-Duc's design for the restoration of Tour du Tresor at Carcassonne. The first stage was completed in 1863. 
  • Creator(s)

    Arthur James Melhuish (1829-95) (photographer)

  • 21.4 x 27.1 cm (image)

    34.5 x 45.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • View of the Castle wall, along Thames Street in Windsor. [Photographs of Windsor Castle, 1854-56. A.J. Melhuish]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Windsor [Berkshire]
                • Windsor Castle
                  • Lower Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • Curfew Tower [Windsor Castle]
                • Thames Street [Windsor]