Windsor Drawings




This collection of drawings in Windsor Castle was reproduced under the direction of Sir John Fortescue, while he was Royal Librarian at the Castle from 1905 to 1926. For those who have not had the opportunity to see the originals it should be explained that these drawings, especially those in chalk, have inevitably suffered to some extent by the ravages of time.

These reproductions, produced by the highly praised collotype process, are faithful in every detail and no retouching or modification has been carried out to counter the effects of two to three hundred years.


Hans Holbein - Quincentenary c.1497 - 1543

The series of drawings by Holbein were executed during his visits to England in 1526 and 1532. they form part of the most important Holbein collection in the world.

Sir John Gage Lady Buts
Marchioness of Dorset John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford


Antonio Canaletto - Tercentenary 1697 - 1768

Antonio Canaletto first visited London in the year 1746. he continued to paint English scenes for about the next ten years. Subjects from this series were painted in 1747 and are in pen and wash.

The City from Westminster Bridge View up the River from Somerset House Gardens
View of Westminster and the Thames The City - Somerset House


Also included in the collection are drawings by Botticelli, Hans Holbein the Elder, Michelangelo, Raphael, Paul Sandby and Sir Peter Lely.

The full collection of prints, available to purchase, can be viewed at the ARC website by following the link below and then clicking on 'Windsor Collection'. Royalties from all sales are invested in a trust fund.


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