attributed to John Ballechouse
Architecture / Features & Decoration
Paint on plaster
900 mm x 50.5 metres
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
Long Gallery Wallpainting: The frieze is a largely continuous 900mm band of painted decoration on flat plaster and stone immediately below the moulded plaster cornice, extending around the North-East and South-East turrets. The painted frieze covers a total area of 91m2. The trompe l’oeil scheme is a running strapwork pattern embellished with Tudor roses and metal rings, all in green and silver(?) on an off-white ground. The strapwork is intermittently draped with fictive cloth swags of varying colours adorned with tassels and beads.
Makers and roles
attributed to John Ballechouse, painter or draughtsman