Photographer: Sedgfield, William Russell
Medium: Photographic print
"The College of the Blessed Marie of Eton, by Wyndesore, on the opposite bank of the river to Windsor, was founded in 1440 by Henry VI., for the support of a provost, 10 priests, &c., and 25 poor grammar scholars, with a master to teach them, and the like number of poor men, to pray for the King. There are now 70 King's scholars, and between 600 and 700 scholars (oppidans) not on the foundation. This ancient establishment has grown in repute til it stands at the head of all public schools. Its revenues are now upwards of £7,000 a year."
From the book The Thames Illustrated by Photographs