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William John Thoms (1803-85)

The Clock Tower, Eton College c. 1860

Albumen print | 18.6 x 23.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2932771

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Photograph of the early 16th-century Clock Tower in School Yard, Eton College. The clock is set into a gateway of the schoolyard and is flanked by polygonal turrets. In the middle ground, on the right, stands a statue of the college's founder, King Henry VI (1421-71) wearing Garter robes set on a plinth surrounded by iron railings. A single male figure, with his right hand on his hip, stands in front of the statue looking up.
  • Creator(s)

    William John Thoms (1803-85) (photographer)

  • 18.6 x 23.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
      • Architecture
        • Buildings for educational, scientific & cultural purposes
          • Colleges
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Precision mechanisms & instruments
          • Horology (Watch & clock making)
            • Clocks
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Eton [Berkshire]
                • Eton College Chapel [Eton]