Dr Ellie Pridgeon FSA promoting the study of medieval wall paintings

European Influences on Scandinavian Visual Culture, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

March 4th 2014

This session, which focuses on the exchange of styles and ideas between Scandinavia and Europe, will include an examination of Scandinavian wall painting.  Watch this space for a more detailed discussion over the next few weeks.  

Speakers include Dr Alex Fried (University of Gothenburg), Dr Katja Fält (University of Jyväskylä), and Dr Ellie Pridgeon (University of Leicester).

Spot the difference: fifteenth-century wall paintings from England and Sweden.

St Christopher, Cullompton, Devon (lost)

St Christopher, Kävlinge Old Church, Sweden

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Lacock Abbey: Wall Painting Conservation Archive

Sue Sharp (Birkbeck, University of London) and I recently examined the Lacock Abbey wall painting conservation archive, which is held by the National Trust.  The aim of our research is to establish the precise function of the space in the Abbey commonly (and erroneously) referred to as the ‘Chaplains’ Room’.  We are also considering the precise function of the wall paintings, and tracing the probable patrons.  The archive, which contains reports describing conservation and environmental monitoring by numerous firms and individuals over the last three decades, has been helpful in establishing the approximate dating of the paintings.  It is likely that our findings will be published in 2015.

Chaplains Room

‘Chaplains’ Room’, Lacock Abbey. What was the real function of this space?

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