[MR] History Blog: Painted Tudor Walls Found in Yorkshire

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 13 02:13:38 PST 2021

Noble Friends, especially Scroll Artists,

Today's History Blog entry is all about Tudor-era wall paintings found at
Calverley Old Hall in Yorkshire during conservation work.

The paintings, done in ochre and white on black, depict men and fantastic
beasts climbing columns and vine ornaments in a style known as "grotesque".
The paintings may date to as early as 1540, making this example one of the
earliest surviving examples of this style in England. The images harken
back to medieval marginalia, such as those found in the Luttrell Psalter of
the 1300s, but the fad for this style on walls in England dates to the

The story is at http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62670 . To really
appreciate the detail, you will need to click on the first two photos. They
took some time to load, but were worth the wait.

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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