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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

View on the Slopes, Windsor Castle

Overview

Creator: Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
1860
Materials: 
Albumen print
Dimensions: 
43.3 x 57.3 cm
RCIN 
2100067
Acquirer: Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901), when Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901)
Provenance: 
Purchased by Queen Victoria
Description:

Photograph of a view of Windsor Castle taken from the slopes with Brunswick Tower visible through the trees.

The Slopes provided highly picturesque material for the composition of images. This view shows Fenton’s concern for placing the buildings he photographed in their wider context. As seen here, it was not unusual for the context to become more prominent than the building, which can only just be seen through a gap in the trees.

Text adapted from Roger Fenton – Julia Margaret Cameron: Early British photographs from the Royal Collection, London, 2010

Further details

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Photographs