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Painted Ceilling

By James_C
Thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in my pictures and given your support. This is anouther in my series of the Lady Chapel at Chichester Cathedral and is a detail of the painted ceiling taken whilst restoration work was in progress.
Bishop Sherborne (1508 - 36) commissioned Lambert Barnard to paint all the ceilings. They are believed to have been painted in the mid 1530's. Most of the painting was scrubbed off by the Victorians when doing "restoration work". This and a small area in the South Aisle are all that remain. It is believed that this area was saved because the library had been moved here at the time and the books made this area inaccessible.

This image is straight from the camera
Exposure 1/8s
Aperture f/1.8
ISO 64
Exposure Shutter Priority

Thank you for looking

James

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Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
23 Jun 2009 11:51AM
Such delicate work....does anyone know who the artist was?

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James_C 10 36 56 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 2:33PM
I'll find out and let you know Joline.

James
James_C 10 36 56 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2009 3:56PM
Bishop Sherborne (1508 - 36) commissioned Lambert Barnard to paint all the ceilings. They are believed to have been painted in the mid 1530's. Most of the painting was scrubbed off - I have mixed information as to who by - but I'll add who by when I know for sure.
This and a small area in the South Aisle are all that remain. It is believed that this area was saved because the library had been moved here at the time and the books made this area inaccessible.

James
EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
24 Jun 2009 4:04PM
Such delicate and beautful work. How sad to learn it was largely distroyed and I suppose we have to be thankful that library was stored at that end!

Ann
James_C 10 36 56 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 4:39PM
Quick update:

Believe it or not the ceilings were scrubbed clean by the Victorians as part of their restoration work.

James
BarbaraR 13 22 1 England
10 Jul 2009 9:15AM
Lovely and interesting to see.
Well taken.

B.

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