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His Majesty in his travelling Chariot?..etc

His Majesty in his travelling Chariot?..etc

Engraver: Turner, C

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1806

Shelfmark: Ktop VII

Item number: 40 ii

Length: 59

Width: 74

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

This is one of the few topographical views of George III's collection that shows the king himself. In this picture, George is seen leaving Windsor in his carriage, with the castle in the background.

Windsor had not been favoured as a home by his 18th-century predecessors. George III, however, was charmed by the castle and wished to establish a family home here. His surveyor, Sir William Chambers, advised that the medieval castle was in a dilapidated state and uninhabitable so the royal family took over Queen Anne's Garden Lodge and Burford House in 1778. These were more modern houses within the grounds of the castle.

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