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|Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.|
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914 USA
Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
Ref.#: 4895Price: $3,000
Medium: Albumen print from wet plate negativeMount: on original mountPhoto Date: 1858cPrint Date: 1858cDimensions: 8-1/4 x 10-13/16 in. (210 x 275 mm)Photo Country: United Kingdom (UK)Photographer Country: United Kingdom (UK)
From an album of Fenton's with the title on the distinctive chain border label. The scene also takes in part of the town of Richmond and Green Bridge. The market town of Richmond--from the Norman French riche monte meaning 'strong hill'--has grown up around the Norman Castle which still dominates the town today. The building of the castle as a military stronghold began in 1071 on land gifted to Alan the Red of Brittany by his kinsman William the Conqueror as reward for his part in the victory over King Harold and his subsequent support of William as one of his most trusted advisers. Richmond Castle became the headquarters of the Honour of Richmond, a vast assembly of estates in Yorkshire and beyond. See: Schaaf, Taylor and Kraus, Sun Pictures, Catalogue 14, Roger Fenton: A Family Collection, pl.12 for another vantage point of this scene.Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.