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09 May 2018THE RE-DISCOVERY OF THE TUDOR WALL-PAINTINGS AT BRAMALL HALL CHESHIRE
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THE RE-DISCOVERY OF THE TUDOR WALL-PAINTINGS AT BRAMALL HALL CHESHIRE DR DAVID BOSTWICK Specialist in medieval interior furnishings and decoration Wednesday 09 May 2018

In 1538, for the dynastic wedding of William Davenport to Margaret Booth, the interiors of Bramall Hall were transformed by London-based mural artists.  The walls of the Great Parlour were painted in imitation of luxury silk damask – the only scheme of its kind to survive in England.  Upstairs, the Solar was painted as though hung with rich verdure tapestry peopled with scenes of music-making by Fool, Monkey and courtly minstrels – and much more!  This lecture is the story of the rediscovery and interpretation of what is, perhaps, the most significant scheme of wall-paintings to survive in England from the reign of King Henry VIII.