Windsor Castle, English


About 1850

Oil on Canvas

90.5 x 46.5 cm

This engaging view contrived to make Windsor Castle, as rebuilt to the designs of Sir Jeffry Wyatville after 1824, even more of a fairytale castle than Wyatville had intended. The bicorn and top hats suggest that this anonymous picture may date from the 1840s or 50s. The bulky frame, though, may well be from a chimneypiece overmantel – which suggest that the painting itself may not be entirely genuine.