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Architectural Illustrations Of Windsor Castle, By Michael Gandy And Benjamin Baud, Architects. With A Concise Historical And Architectural Account Of that Monarchical Edifice, By John Britton, F.S.A. Author Of The "Architectural And Cathedral Antiquities," "Dictionary Of Architecture Of The Middle Ages" Etc.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London:: R.A. Sprigg, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury; M. Gandy And B. Baud., MDCCCXLII.

Physical Description

[6], 12 p., frontis. (port.), [40] pl.: [2] illus.; 537 mm. (Folio.)


[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - List Of Drawings, Arranged In The Order As Described - [Text]; [colophon] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is signed as drawn by J.W. Childe and engraved by H.B. Hall. The sixteen lithographed plates (pl. 1, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 38, 40) are signed as drawn by Michael Gandy or Benjamin Baud and lithographed by G. Hawkins jnr., G. Moore or J.C. Bourne. The engraved plates are signed as drawn by Michael Gandy or Benjamin Baud and engraved by Benj. Winkles.

Each plate carries the publishers' imprint - either of John Williams Library of Science & Art (from which the words 'John Williams' have in some cases been deleted) or R.A. Sprigg Library of Science & Art. Many of the lithographed plates carry also the imprint of the lithographic printers, Day & Haghe.

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by Benjamin Baud and engraved by S. Williams. The in-text print on p.11 is unsigned.

The work is dedicated by Michael Gandy and Benjamin Baud to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.


M. Girouard, Windsor (1995); D. Linstrum, Jeffry Wyatville (1972).

Summary Note

Windsor Castle was developed between the 11th and the 15th century. Some further modifications were made in the 17th century, and extensive works were carried out in the late eighteenth and early 19th centuries by James Wyatt and Jeffry Wyatville (1824-40). Michael Gandy was for many years an assistant to Sir Jeffry.

The frontispiece shows a portrait of Benjamin Baud. Sixteen lithographed plates show views of Windsor Castle; the rest show plans, elevations and architectural details of the castle.


The title-page is inscribed in ink, 'Presented to the Library of the Royal Academy by the Author - October 1842. CLE' [i.e. Charles Lock Eastlake, Librarian 1842-4]. 'Messrs. Baud and Gandy' are named as the donors of the book in RA Council Minutes (IX, 284).

Binding Note

20th-century quarter blue morocco, 19th-century blue cloth-covered boards, upper cover gilt-decorated with view of Windsor Castle within circlet and royal arms, lettered 'Gandy And Baud's Windsor Castle'; spine lettered 'Gandy And Baud's Windsor Castle'.

Name as Subject


Architecture - Castles - Great Britain - Berkshire - Windsor - Windsor Castle - History - 19th century
Views - Plans - Elevations - Sections - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century


Michael Gandy, draughtsman, publisher, donor
Benjamin Baud, draughtsman, publisher, donor
John Britton
Victoria Queen of Great Britain, dedicatee
Albert Prince, Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, dedicatee
James Waring Childe, draughtsman
Henry Bryan Hall, engraver
George Hawkins the younger, lithographer
Benjamin Winkles, engraver
John Cooke Bourne, lithographer
John Williams, publisher
R.A. Sprigg, publisher
Day and Haghe (London), lithographic printer