Today I returned to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Chichester, one of the great historical attractions in the south of England.
This place has so much to recommend it, but the subject of my post is not the brilliant architecture, or the gardens, or the Roman battlements – my subject is a Tudor painting, and in particular this little dude:
The detail of the monkey is taken from an enormous painting by Lambert Barnard that hangs in one of the cathedral transepts. The painting is laid out on 107 oak boards, together measuring 14′ x 32′ and divided into two great panels.
I’ll briefly describe the painting, rather than display an image. Continue reading