Dipinti medievali trovati al Christ's College di Cambridge

Medieval paintings found at Christ's College, Cambridge

Fascinating frescoes dating back to the early 16th century have emerged during renovations in an attic at Christ's College, Cambridge.
These works of art, which cover an area of ​​approximately 2 square meters, are believed to have been part of the original decoration of the school library. Among the subjects represented in the paintings, a red rose stands out, symbol of the House of Lancaster, a grate and an element that could be a lily.
These findings have particular historical significance, as Lady Margaret Beaufort, of the House of Lancaster and mother of Henry VII, first king of the Tudor dynasty, was a benefactor of the college from 1505.
The grate in the paintings represents the Beaufort family badge. Christina Faraday, an art historian at the University of Cambridge, highlighted the importance of Lady Margaret as an influential and dedicated figure, whose impact on the college is still evident.
The paintings will be subject to a conservative restoration before being exhibited again.
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