Tag : Henry VIII

Bowyer Tower
Jan 2nd, 2015 | | Conservation | Institutions | Portfolio | No Comments

Bowyer Tower, Tower of London

The Bowyer Tower - credit English Monarchs The original Bowyer Tower was part of Henry III’s curtain wall around the Tower of London. The tower, which was built in 1238-41, is located midway on the north face of...

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Duke's Bedchamber
Dec 9th, 2014 | | Conservation | Institutions | Portfolio | 3 Comments

Cumberland Suite, Hampton Court Palace

The Duke's Bedchamber The Cumberland Art Gallery is a new space that has been created at Hampton Court Palace for the display of a splendid selection of works of art from the Royal Collection. However, rather than...

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Norwich Guildhall - Geograph
Apr 8th, 2014 | | Conservation | English Heritage | Portfolio | No Comments

Norwich Guildhall Gates

Norwich Guildhall. The southern side view from outside City HallNorwich Guildhall (Pierre Terre) / CC BY-SA 2.0 Norwich Guildhall is a Grade I building on Gaol Hill in Norwich, Norfolk. It was constructed between...

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Cassiobury
Apr 1st, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 5 Comments

Cassiobury, Hertfordshire

Cassiobury from the Garden “Cassiobury was one of the county’s major architectural losses of the c20.”1 This may seem yet another of my tenuous links – after all, the house was demolished nearly 90 years...

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Baty Arms
Nov 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Colour Services | 11 Comments

Heraldic Colours (or Tinctures)

Tinctures One of the main aims of heraldry is to provide easily recognisable symbols and this is achieved by using clear colours and by following strict rules. However, not all of these are colours in the true...

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My final design for the soffit of the Great Gatehouse - now executed
Jun 10th, 2011 | | Conservation | Portfolio | 4 Comments

Hampton Court Palace – The Great Gatehouse

I was asked to prepare a colour scheme for the painting of the soffit of the Great Gatehouse at Hampton Court Palace (which can be seen in the centre of the above photograph). Introduction Towards the end of...

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Hampton Court Palace - Red Dragon
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Palaces | Recent projects | No Comments

Hampton Court Palace

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...

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Sep 3rd, 2009 | | Colour Services | 8 Comments

Hampton Court Palace – A Tudor Garden

I researched the colours for King Henry VIII's Royal Beasts Introduction A new garden has been created at Hampton Court Palace to commemorate the 500th anniversary of King Henry VIII’s accession to the throne in...

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Mar 23rd, 2009 | | Colour Services | 2 Comments

The King’s Beasts

Background Many passers-by have wondered why we recently had a collection of brightly-painted mythical creatures in the window of Papers and Paints, my paint shop in Chelsea. The reason (inevitably) is...

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