Spot the difference....

by Helen Hooker July. 13, 2011 4940 views

I really thought I was going to fail on today??s mural theme but then I remembered these paintings in the south transept of Chichester Cathedral. As they??re painted on wooden panels rather than directly onto the walls I guess a purist would argue that, strictly speaking, they??re not murals. However, they??ve been there since the 16th century so I would say they??re pretty much a permanent part of the building. These portraits were painted by Lambert Barnard, who was court painter to Bishop Sherburne between 1508 and 1536. They are supposed to depict the Bishops of Chichester, from St. Wilfrid through to Bishop Sherburne, although if you look closely they all feature the same face shown from different angles!

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Felecia 6 years, 2 months ago

Very nice! And I'm not a "purist" so mural works for me!

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Beth 6 years, 2 months ago

nice old murals/wooden panels!

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Josy 6 years, 2 months ago

You did well to remember these paintings, they are delicate and luxurious

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gonia 6 years, 2 months ago

I like such paintings, but I've never watched it so carefully like today.

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Mark 6 years, 2 months ago

Fascinating thingumy.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 2 months ago

LOL great capture.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Paul 6 years, 2 months ago

Great angle.....faces and hands are tricky things to draw!!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Pete 6 years, 2 months ago

well spotted

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lynda 6 years, 2 months ago

great artwork and shot Helen!

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