Architecture / Features & Decoration
Painted panel on wood
337 x 22 cm
Knole, Kent (Accredited Museum)
Flat painted wooden panels forming a frieze in the Cartoon Gallery. Panels are probable replacements for canvas paintings on the north wall, date unknown. North wall, immediately to the right of the chimneypiece.
Long, narrow painted panel on wood. From the top: a ram's head, various military trophies, stars with red cross, the Garter Star and Sackville coat of arms.
Painted frieze probably dates from 1608 - 1627 when Paul Isaakson was working at Knole. Later additions and repairs may have altered the original scheme, with some newer panels being added by Houderoy, working in the Cartoon Gallery in 1723. The flat painted panels are likely to be repairs or replacements for the canvas paintings. In 1723/24 records show a receipt for "ten panels of ornements, for 3 long panels too by the chimney and on by ye window".