Near the Front Desk, view the 17th-century lavish court life in King Charles II’s Last Sunday, a painting by William Powell Frith and originally housed at the Royal Academy of London. Nearby, an exquisite example of Nicolas de Largilliere’s work, Portrait of the Prince of Wales and His Sister, portrays James and Louisa as young children of James II. You will also be greeted by King George V and Queen Mary in Full Empire Regalia in a portrait by J. Barton and Windsor Castle from the Thames, painted by Thomas Gainsborough, RA. A Thomas Thornycroft bronze sculpture of Young Queen Victoria on Horseback graces the entrance to Le Salon. Also on display is a scale model of Windsor Castle, an original from the renovation of the castle in the 1820s as presented by the renowned Sir Jeffrey Wyattville.
Adjacent to our New Orleans hotel’s Polo Club Lounge, view works such as Sir Joshua Reynolds’ portrait of Captain William Saltern-Wylett, RN and Viscount Linley’s (nephew of Elizabeth II) Marquetry Scene, which is a view of the Queen’s private rose garden at Windsor Castle. Inside the lounge sits the George V Cup, a trophy presented to the 1910 winner of Ascot.
Along Nash Hall, discover 25 hand-finished chromolithographs of Windsor Castle’s private and state apartments by Sir Joseph Nash as commissioned by Queen Victoria in the mid-19th century. Gracing the walls is also a notable depiction of Windsor Castle, including an 1885 painting by W.R. Stone.
See Sir Anthony Van Dyck’s Queen Henrietta Maria (consort to Charles I) exquisitely on display in the Boardroom, as well as two early 18th century works — a Brussels tapestry of Vertumnus and Pomona and a Jacob Huysman painting portraying A Noblewoman with Her Three Children.
Handsomely gracing the private Club Lounge are other fine examples of Windsor royalty that include a prophetically haunted Edward VIII as Prince of Wales; David, as he was known, wearing the uniform of the Welsh guards; and a needlepoint tapestry worked by the prince himself.