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Johannes Vorsterman (c. 1643-1699?)

A View of Windsor Castle 1678-80

Oil on canvas | 53.5 x 83.4 cm | RCIN 405265

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In this view of Windsor Castle from the north, a flood of sunlight streaming through a gap in the clouds highlights the newly completed Star Building. This addition, so called because of the large star of the Order of the Garter painted on the north front, was overseen by the architect Hugh May and probably completed by 1677. It contained a magnificent set of State Apartments decorated with rich furnishings, carvings by Grinling Gibbons and painted ceilings by Antonio Verrio. Cat. 99
  • Creator(s)

    Johannes Vorsterman (c. 1643-1699?) (artist)

    Dutch School (nationality)

  • WINDSOR CASTLE INVENTORY 1872 NoNo 105

  • 53.5 x 83.4 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external)

    77.9 x 107.2 x 7.5 cm (frame, external)

  • Probably painted for Charles II; first recorded in the reign of James II

    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Windsor [Berkshire]
                • Windsor Castle
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of northern Europe
            • Rivers of southern England and south Wales
              • River Thames