Print, Geoffrey Chaucer, printed about 1840
A coloured print showing an image of the medieval writer Geoffrey Chaucer, about 1343-1400.dressed in Medieval clothes and holding a rosary of prayer beads. the print is dated as about 1840
Princess Elizabeth, lithograph, 1929.
A framed lithograph of Princess Elizabeth as a young child, aged about three, inscribed "Our Princess." Her close family called her "Lilibet" at this age as that is what she called herself at first!
Painting, Charles Knight, 1874
Framed watercolour memorial portrait of Charles Knight, (junior) by friend John Collingham Moore. The painting is signed J.C. Moore 1874 - see note. One of a pair, the other painting is of his wife Sally Knight. Charles Knight was a printer, journalist, editor, writer, publisher and philanthropist, Born in Windsor, co-founder with his father Charles Knight (senior) of the Windsor and Eton Express
Print, The Merry Wives of Windsor by Shakespeare, 1870.
Depicting a scene from Act 3, Scene 1 of the Shakespeare comedy 'The Merry Wives of Windsor.' an image of the castle can be seen in the background. It is said that Shakespeare took his inspiration for the play from a visit to Windsor. People's names and places from Windsor can be found in the play. there are no impressions on the paper from a printing press so it is likely that this is not an orig
Painting, of a hay barge, about 1890
A seemingly unfinished watercolour of a hay barge by local artist and architect A.Y. Nutt. An industrial London can be seen looming in the background of the painting. dated about 1890-1899.
Painting, of Windsor Castle
This watercolour depicts Windsor Castle from a south-easterly direction, with numerous labourers in the foreground haymaking on the castle slopes. Henry Ward was a close friend of local architect and artist A.Y. Nutt. More than that, however, he was accredited with fostering Nutt’s talent for both drawing and painting.
Painting, Deer in Windsor Great Park
Henry Ward rendered many well-known local landmarks in watercolour: from Windsor Castle to Eton College. Here, he has captured a herd of red deer grazing in Windsor’s historic Great Park.
Painting, Bier Lane
St George’s Chapel looms high above Bier Lane, Windsor (now River Street) in this watercolour by Henry Ward. St. George’s itself is seemingly obscured by a misty haze, which lends the chapel a sense of lofty grandeur, for it appears to be isolated from the pedestrianized street below.
Entrance to the Horseshoe Cloister, 1889
Framed watercolour painting of the entrance to the Horseshoe Cloisters by George Henton. George Moore Henton was a close friend to local artist and architect A.Y. Nutt. Henton’s artistic talents, like Nutt’s, were multifaceted, for the artist was just as deft with a camera as he was a paintbrush: in fact, he often painted from his photographs. Although he lived in Leicester, Henton spent a gre
Painting, the Dungeon in the Curfew Tower, dated 1890-1899
Framed watercolour painting of the dungeon in the Curfew Tower. A.Y. Nutt was an architect associated with Windsor Castle for many years, holding the positions of Draughtsman, Surveyor to the Dean and Canons, and finally Clerk of Works. He was also a keen water-colourist with a flair for capturing intricate detail. In this image Nutt has rendered the dungeon in the curfew tower via the medium of w
Painting, Frogmore House in Windsor Great Park, about 1900
This watercolour of Frogmore House was painted by the architect A.Y. Nutt, and was originally sent as a Christmas card. Indeed, it was the custom of the artist to send hand-painted Christmas cards to both friends and family between the years 1891-1910.
Painting, Pine Tree at Fort Belvedere, about 1890
In this watercolour, A.Y. Nutt, architect and artist, has recorded a large pine tree standing in the grounds of Fort Belvedere in Surrey, with a number of small rabbits at the foot of the trunk. Fort Belvedere was originally built for Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland in 1750-55. At the time of this painting, however, Queen Victoria was using it as a private tea room. We believe this was
Painting, ‘Twilight’, about 1890
Although A.Y. Nutt is primarily known for being an architect at Windsor Castle, he was also a keen and capable water-colourist, capturing many of Windsor’s landscapes and landmarks with his brush strokes. In this picture, Nutt has painted the village of Clewer in the evening twilight. St Andrew’s Church, which is of Norman construction, can be seen in the background of the painting; and large,
Photogravure, Queen Victoria, dated 1887-1900
Framed photogravure of Queen Victoria which has been signed by herself. Photogravure is a process used in the 19th century whereby an image is printed from a pure copper plate which is then etched. This was an important process in the development of pre digital modern photography.
Print, illustration from John Foxe’s treatise, ‘Acts and Monuments’, 1563-1583
Acts and Monuments' was, for its time, an incomparable achievement in both English printing and protestant martyrology. Indeed, Actes and Monuments documents the history of the Protestant faith and includes polemical accounts of the suffering of numerous Protestants under the Catholic Church. The illustration depicts the burning of the three Windsor Martyrs who were condemned to death for heresy i
Pencil drawing, Windsor Great Park, 1831
William Alfred Delamotte was a landscape painter, water colourist, and lithographer, who studied under the acclaimed artist Benjamin West. Delamotte was certainly preoccupied with topographical painting, producing views of both Windsor and the Thames. Here, he has captured an idyllic setting, with two shepherds tending their flock in the heart of Windsor’s Great Park. The Obelisk in the picture
Painting, Princess of Wales and the infant Duke of Clarence,1864
Framed watercolour of the Princess of Wales and the infant Duke of Clarence. Given to the museum collection in 1954, we do not know where the painting came from or who painted it. could it have been a gift to a loyal member of the royal household or a close friend perhaps.
Engraving of Windsor Castle looking towards George IV Gate, about 1830
Showing a lively scene with soldiers and tourists depicted. An engraving of Windsor Castle by Robert Sands, from a drawing by Thomas Allom, c.1820-37. Although Thomas Allom was famed for his topographical artworks, there is something of the narrative (genre) running through this particular painting. Indeed, the diminutive figures in the foreground play as large a role in the picture as the castle
Bust of William Shakespeare carved from a portion of Herne’s Oak by W. Perry, 1864
W. Perry, woodcarver to Queen Victoria, purportedly carved this bust of the Bard, William Shakespeare, from a portion of Herne’s Oak: a tree that has been immortalised by Shakespeare’s comedy, ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’. As well as Perry’s commemorative bust, a special casket was also made to hold Shakespeare’s famous ‘First Folio’ inside. The bust was donated to the Guildhall Ex