Roger Fenton (1819-69)
Statue of George III, Windsor 1860
Albumen print | 29.8 x 42.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2100072
Photograph of the Statue of King George III, otherwise known as the 'Copper Horse' on the Long Walk, Windsor.
The statue of George III on Snow Hill at the end of the Long Walk was commissioned by his son George IV to commemorate his father at his favourite residence, Windsor Castle. The statue is usually referred to as the Copper Horse, although it is an iron frame clad in bronze. It was elevated on 24 October 1831.
Text adapted from Roger Fenton – Julia Margaret Cameron: Early British photographs from the Royal Collection, London, 2010
ProvenancePurchased by Queen Victoria
Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)
Medium & Techniques
29.8 x 42.7 cm (image)
43.1 x 57.2 cm (mount)