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Sir Augustus Wall Callcott, 1779–1844, British

Windsor from Eton

Former Title(s):

Windsor, from Eton [1809, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

between 1808 and 1809
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 29 1/2 x 44 1/4 inches (74.9 x 112.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
castle | cattle | clouds | landscape | light | meadow | pond | river | sky | skyline
Associated Places:
Berkshire | England | Eton | Thames | United Kingdom | Windsor | Windsor Castle
On view in the galleries
IIIF Manifest:

Paul Mellon was christened in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and spent some of the happiest days of his childhood on summer visits to Windsor: "From those distant summers I remember huge dark trees in rolling parks, herds of small friendly deer, flotillas of white swans on the Thames, dappled tan cows in soft green fields, the grey mass of Windsor Castle towering in the distance against a background of huge golden summer clouds; soldiers in scarlet and bright metal, drums and bugles, troops of grey horses; laughing ladies in white with gay parasols, men in impeccable white flannels and striped blazers, and always behind them and behind everything the grass was green, green, green...There seemed to be a tranquility in those days that was never again to be found, and a quietness as detached from life as the memory itself." He hung Callcott's painting in a place of high honor, over the fireplace in his study in New York.

Malcolm Warner

Warner, Malcolm and John Baskett. The Paul Mellon Bequest: Treasures of a Lifetime. New Haven : Yale Center for British Art, 2001, p. 10

The Paul Mellon Bequest : Treasures of a Lifetime (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-02-17 - 2001-04-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The British Castle : A Symbol in Stone, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2017, p. 21, cat. 13, V2722 [ORBIS]

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 10, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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