Schoolroom, chimney breast
and The Ambassadors are back
Where better than the schoolroom to put Holbein’s Ambassadors‘ table display (or my version of it) which I chucked out of the Great Hall a couple of years back.
But first a chimney breast
A gallery of work played around with this week. Some taking days (fireplace and setting it in amongst the tangle of beams plus the inverted T section cross beams) and others went in place quite quickly (layout generally). Click on individual images if you want to read the longer captions and access a possibly larger version of any image in the gallery.
A mix and match across the centuries
with a touch of Edgar Allan Poe
As the two ambassadors have long since died, the year now being 1616, we have not just a memento mori at floor level but an actual skull with a friendly raven perched on top, along with, rather sadly, two skulls on the table top.
The outer wall (left) is a mock up, so if you think the window perspex is looking bent you’d be right – it’s all a try-out.
I don’t think we’ll have any figures in here, besides one of the boys who should be present is watching the fight in the street through the window down stairs.