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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The North Terrace, Windsor Castle 1860

Albumen print | 22.4 x 29.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2100056

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Photograph of the North Terrace, Windsor Castle with the towers of the Norman Gate. A cannon is in the stages of being placed on display on the terrace and building work is taking place to the castle walls in the background.

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)

  • 22.4 x 29.2 cm (image)

    43.2 x 57.3 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
                  • North Terrace [Windsor Castle]
                  • Upper Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • Brunswick Tower [Windsor Castle]
                  • Middle Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • Norman Tower and Gateway [Windsor Castle]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Cannons (weapons)