Description & Technical information

In this wonderful painting, Claude Francis Barry has created a romantic moonlit view of Windsor Castle. Here, the artist has used separate dots of colour of yellow, blue and brown to create a moody haze of light conjuring up the atmosphere and beauty of a summer’s night in Windsor.

Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs. Today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle.

Many of Barry’s earliest and later works were of views of Windsor castle as it was a familiar subject and easily saleable. Queen Elizabeth II’s grandmother Queen Mary, even bought an etching of the castle by Barry as a present for the then ailing King George V.

Origin:  UK
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed lower right

Dimensions: 101.6 x 109.2 cm (40 x 43 inches)

Acquired from the artist and thence by descent

Private Collection, United Kingdom

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints