Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

This marine study shows two men in sculls on the River Thames with Windsor Castle in the distance. It was taken by English amateur Ralph Rowland Rawkins 1874-1951. The following details for the print were supplied on a paper label for the club included within the portfolio:

Title: Windsor Castle
Date, and Time:  Aug. 1904
Camera, and Lens: Pony Premo  5 x 4
Plate or FIlm: Kodak film
Exposure: 1/100th sec.
Process: Platinum C.C.  matted by pressure
Photographed by: R.R. Rawkins


A separate notebook included with The Hand Camera Postal Club, identified as Portfolio No. 7, with 20 mounted photographs from a roster of 11 members taken in the year 1904 gives the following two written comments for Windsor Castle by R.R. Rawkins, the Honorary Secretary for the club:

This is a little gem. The mounting is in such excellent taste.  –Jeannie Welford

A nice little print.  –F.W.H. (F.W. Hawksworth)

spotting to print: see accompanying blog post link on this page for photographic enlargement.

Windsor Castle

Image Dimensions5.2 x 7.7 cm

Support Dimensions30.6 x 25.0 cm green art paper secondary mount; hairline cream and black art paper primary supports