BRITISH MURAL PAINTING
Research, resources, news, events and publications on
"The Rooffe...was well painted ... but they are soe Lofty its enough to Breake ones neck to Looke on them"
Celia Fiennes on the murals at Windsor Castle, 1698
The British Murals Network is a group of academics, museum and heritage professionals with a research interest in mural painting. We focus, in particular, on the period 1600-1750, which saw the greatest number of murals being commissioned in British palaces and country houses, by artists including Antonio Verrio, Louis Chéron, Louis Laguerre, Gerard Lanscroon and Sir James Thornhill.
We act as a research hub, publishing news of relevant seminars and conferences, and offering researchers a chance to ask questions and posit new ideas. We also organise visits and workshops to discuss the history, meaning, preservation and interpretation of murals, aiming to increase scholarly understanding and popular awareness of this traditionally neglected genre in British art.
RESEARCH & RESOURCES
Notes and queries about mural schemes around the UK, with listings and links to published research.
Also a place for researchers to post information about their latest work.