I have worked on many projects at Hampton Court Palace over the last twenty years. The recent recreation of a Tudor garden inspired by King Henry VIII’s Privy garden was one of the most colourful. He was tasked to research the heraldic Royal Beasts employed by the King and to ensure that the different elements – tongues; claws; ears and hooves were all painted according to the rules of heraldry. He also took part in the discussions about gilded genitalia – (do we – don’t we?).
A more detailed account of my work in the Tudor Garden can be seen here.
Furthermore, I had to ensure that the limited palette of heraldic tinctures was appropriate to the sixteenth century. My colleagues at Papers and Paints mixed the colours specially and supplied the paint.
Much more on my work at Hampton Court Palace can be seen here.
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Oct 20th, 2010 | Patrick | Palaces | Recent projects | No Comments