George Harlow White was a British-trained artist who pursued a career in landscape and portrait painting in Britain (views of Windsor Park, Hyde Park, Killarney, Richhmond Park, Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire etc) who arrived in Canada in 1871. Settled in Shanty Bay on a farm, but travelled a good deal in the province until 1877 when he returned to England. In 1880, he was elected an ‘Honorary non-resident academician’ of the Royal Canadian Academy. He is the only RCA to ever be elected in this category. He continued to exhibit in Canada until 1884. “Windsor Castle” was purchased by Herbert Mason from an OSA exhibition in 1879.