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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The South Side, Windsor Castle 1860

Albumen print | 23.3 x 29.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2100054

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Photograph of the South Side of Windsor Castle with, from left to right, St. George's Gate, King Edward III Tower, Lancaster Tower, York Tower and Queen's Tower.

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)

  • 23.3 x 29.0 cm (image)

    27.2 x 33.0 cm (mount)

  • The South Side. [Windsor Castle Photographs, 1860, by Roger Fenton]

  • 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]
                    • King Edward III's Tower [Windsor Castle]
                    • Lancaster Tower [Windsor Castle]
                    • York Tower [Windsor Castle]
                    • Queen's Tower [Windsor Castle]
                    • St George's Gate [Windsor Castle]