Weekly Theme "Local Markets" | Relaunch (Announcement), Help, Feedback.

Spot the difference....

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!

    Login or Signup using following options to comment Login or Signup below to comment
    Login Sign up

    There are 9 comments, add yours!

    • # Josy

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

      2011.07.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gonia

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

      2011.07.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    Back to top