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King's Presence Chamber (throne room), Windsor Castle. c. 1818

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A watercolour view of the King's Presence Chamber, a long room with wooden panelling, windows to the right and large full length portraits on the left wall. Painted ceiling by Verrio, with stucco decoration. Red covered stools around the room, with the throne at the end. Prepared for one of the plates in William Henry Pyne's 'History of the Royal Residences' (1816-1819). Engraved by W. J. Bennett, the print published 1.4.1818.

Pyne's 'History of the Royal Residences' was a three-volume publication which encompassed a number of royal residences, including Windsor Castle (vol. 1) and Buckingham House (vol. 2), presenting 100 hand-coloured engravings of exteriors and interiors accompanied by descriptive texts. The 100 watercolours which were engraved for the publication survive in the Royal Library; these watercolours are exactly the size of the image on the printed plates, and may perhaps have been intended as colour guides for the artists responsible for hand-painting the monochrome prints.

Descriptive Medium: 'Pencil and watercolour'

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Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England