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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The Queen's Apartments, Windsor Castle 1860

Albumen print | 23.2 x 43.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2100050

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Photograph of the East Front of Windsor Castle showing, from left to right, The Queen's Tower, Clarence Tower, Chester Tower and the Prince of Wales's Tower. In the foreground stand three men with a horse.

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)

  • 23.2 x 43.4 cm (image)

    43.2 x 57.5 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
                  • Upper Ward [Windsor Castle]
                    • Clarence Tower [Windsor Castle]
                    • Chester Tower [Windsor Castle]
                    • Prince of Wales's Tower [Windsor Castle]
                • Windsor Home Park
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Gardening
          • Garden tools