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Illustrations Of Windsor Castle, By The Late Sir Jeffry Wyatville, R.A. Volume I. (II.) Edited By Henry Ashton, Architect.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Published For the Son In Law And Executors Of Sir Jeffry Wyatville, By John Weale, Architectural Library, 59, High Holborn., London:: MDCCCXLI.

Physical Description

2 vols. in one; 678 mm.

General Note

Vol. I: [4], iii, [3], 20, [4] p., pl. A, B, 3-19 (four are dble. or fold.): illus. Plate 18 is misnumbered 17. - Vol. II: [6] p., pl. 2-21 (three are dble.): illus.


Vol. I: [T.p., dedic.] - Preface - List Of The Plates Volume I. (II.) - An Essay On The History And Antiquities Of Windsor Castle - [Plates A, B] - A Description Of The Plates. Volume I. - [Plates]. - Vol. II: [T.p.] - A Description Of The Plates. Volume II. - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Most plates are signed as drawn by T.T. Bury, J.J. Cole, Michael Gandy, Banjamin Baud, F. Mackenzie or Henry Ashton, engraved by T.T. Bury, C.E. Maguire, Thos. Clark, W.F. Starling, J.H. Kernot, T. Goodman, R.W. Billings, J. Le Keux senr., J.H. Le Keux or John Le Keux, and printed by McQueen.

Most carry the publisher's imprint of John Weale.

In-text illustrations are signed as engraved by M. Gandy, H. Shaw or 'R' and engraved by W.F. Starling, H. Shaw, J.H. Kernot or 'H.C.', or are signed simply 'Orrin Smith'.

The text printer is named on the title-page versos: 'Printed By William Nicol, Shakspeare Press, Pall Mall.'

The work is dedicated to Queen Victoria by Sir Jeffry's executors, Hambly Knapp, Stevens Wade Henslow and Charles Knapp.


D. Linstrum, Sir Jeffry Wyatville, architect to the King (1972).

Summary Note

A few plates in Volume II carry the date of 1840.

The work describes Jeffry Wyatville's picturesque additions to Windsor Castle, built between 1824 and 1837.

Most plates carry a scale-bar.


Presented by Hambly Knapp in 1841 (acknowledged RA Council Minutes, IX, 197).

Binding Note

19th-century half black morocco, black cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Sir Jeffry Wyatville's Windsor Castle', 'R.A.' and '1841'.

Name as Subject


Architecture - Castles - Great Britain - Berkshire - Windsor - History - 19th century - Gothic Revival
Art history - Plans - Views - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


Henry Ashton, editor, draughtsman
John Weale, publisher
William Nicol, printer
Sir Jeffry Wyatville RA, source artist
Victoria Queen of Great Britain, dedicatee
Thomas Talbot Bury, draughtsman, engraver
J. J. Cole, draughtsman
Michael Gandy, draughtsman
Benjamin Baud, draughtsman
Frederick Mackenzie, draughtsman
C.E. Maguire, engraver
Thomas Clark, engraver
William Francis Starling, engraver
James Harfield Kernot, engraver
T. Goodman, engraver
Robert William Billings, engraver
John Le Keux, engraver
John Henry Le Keux, engraver
William Benjamin McQueen, intaglio printer
Henry Shaw, draughtsman, engraver
John Orrin Smith, draughtsman, engraver
Hambly Knapp, previous owner, donor
Architectural Library (London), publisher