|Windsor Castle 1813|
Like Princess Charlotte’s Warwick House, a number of royal residences have disappeared over time. Richmond Palace, Nonsuch Palace, Carlton House, are just a few of these. Windsor Castle remains, though, as does its allure.
Nowadays we’re unlikely to find vessels like these plying the river or cows placidly looking on from the shore. Yet it’s likely the Regency-era painter would have romanticized the setting. Maybe this stretch of river was a bustling place then, too, but bustling in a non-motorized fashion.
In any case, I thought it would be fun to compare and contrast the views—from 200 years ago, a bit less than 100 years ago, and recently (please click here)—from the river.
View of Windsor from Ackermann’s Repository January 1813.
|Windsor ca 1890-1900|
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