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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Statue of George III, Windsor

Overview

Creator: Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
1860
Materials: 
Albumen print
Dimensions: 
29.8 x 42.7 cm
RCIN 
2100072
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 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

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