Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 | Licence: All Rights Reserved
Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Windsor Castle, looking eastward

c.1800

Paul Sandby

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Title

Windsor Castle, looking eastward

Date

c.1800

Artist

Description

A bodycolour drawing of the North Terrace of Windsor Castle from the west, showing the Queen Elizabeth's Gallery and the lantern window. Several groups of figures in costume of the early nineteenth century. Sandby exhibited another version of 'The Terrace of Windsor looking eastward' at the Royal Academy in 1774, and returned to the subject many times throughout his career. He published an aquatint of the subject on 1 September 1776.
Sandby made many watercolours, drawings and bodycolours of the North Terrace, looking both east and west, from the 1760s until his death. The appearance of the terrace, described in contemporary guidebooks as 'the noblest walk in Europe' (Joseph Pote, Les Delices de Windsore, 1763), has changed little since the eighteenth century. The Queen Elizabeth Gallery today houses the Royal Library. The buildings were remodelled by Sir Jeffry Wyatville in the nineteenth century.

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Location

Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Credits

Image Credit

Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

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