SOLD Windsor Castle, 1869

by Jervis McEntee (1828–1891)
Oil on canvas
8¼ x 16¼ inches
Initialed and dated lower right: J. McE. / 1869


Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, New York

Private collection, acquired from above

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, January 18, 2023, lot 13, from above

Note: Comprised of two building complexes and occupying thirteen acres of land, Windsor Castle is located in the county of Berkshire in England. The palace was originally built in the 11th century and is the longest occupied castle in Europe, having housed forty monarchs. At the time of this painting, the castle was the royal residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. By the mid-nineteenth century, Windsor Castle had become a popular site for American tourists and artists like Sanford Robinson Gifford and John Frederick Kensett. Jervis McEntee paints his depiction in a romantic haze, showing several figures enjoying themselves on the castle grounds.

Artist Biography

A well-known 19th-century American artist, Jervis McEntee was a prominent member of the Hudson River School recognized for his expressive autumnal landscapes.

By Chelsea DeLay

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Suggested Resources
VII. Notes

I. Biography
Jervis McEntee was born in Rondout, New York on July 14, 1828. During the winter of 1850–51, the twenty-two-year-old McEntee studied under Frederic Edwin Church and the two maintained a life-long friendship. McEntee married Gertrude Sawyer in 1854 and three years later the couple

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