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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The North Side from the Slopes, Windsor Castle 1860

Albumen print | 24.9 x 29.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2100063

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Photograph of the north side of Windsor Castle with King George IV's tower on the left and the Round Tower on the right. Dense trees 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)

  • 24.9 x 29.2 cm (image)

    43.4 x 57.3 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • General botany
          • Leaves
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Windsor [Berkshire]
                • Windsor Castle
                  • Upper Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • King George IV Tower [Windsor Castle]
                  • Middle Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • Round Tower [Windsor Castle]