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Windsor Castle

Accession Number

Windsor Castle

Francis Frith

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
circa 1858-1880

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

11 5/8 in x 14 5/8 in (29.5 cm x 37.2 cm);15 in x 18 in (38.1 cm x 45.72 cm);11 5/8 in x 14 5/8 in (29.5 cm x 37.2 cm);6 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in (16.5 cm x 21 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

Subject matter
This image shows Windsor Castle from the point of view of several row boats moored on the Thames across the river. In the foreground boat a family appears ready to be ferried to the town on the other side of the river; a woman and child sit in the center of the foreground boat, and a man sits towards the back, and all three are facing the photographer. The rower of this boat is standing at the helm, closest to shore, with his face covered with a bandanna. Two younger boys, both facing the camera, are visible in a second boat in the lower left hand corner of the image. Windsor Castle, which looms in the background and gives its name to the title of the photograph, plays a distant second as subject matter compared to the small dramas of the figures depicted in the foreground of the image.

Physical Description
View of several row boats with passengers moored on the edge of a body water across from a town. 

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Collection Area

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castles (fortifications)
river crossings (landforms)
royal palaces
travel photography

3 Related Resources

British Empire
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On display