‘View of the Castle & Palace of WINDSOR in Berkshire’
Copper engraved print, engraved by Roberts.
From Alexander Hogg’s ‘The Antiquities of England and Wales’ (London)
Nice image of nobles, people fishing, sail transport ship, water ‘taxi’…
Nice copy on thick paper, sharp copy.
19.5 X 15.5 cm.
Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. It is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by all monarchs, and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. The castle's lavish early 19th-century State Apartments were described by the art historian Hugh Roberts as "a superb and unrivalled sequence of rooms widely regarded as the finest and most complete expression of later Georgian taste". Inside the castle walls is the 15th-century St George's Chapel, considered by the historian John Martin Robinson to be "one of the supreme achievements of English Perpendicular Gothic" design.