Hampton Court’s Terracotta Roundels

Hampton Court Palace

Sculptor Giovanni Da Maiano invoiced Cardinal Wolsey in 1521, requesting payment for eight painted and guilded terracotta roundels  (‘octo rotundas imagines, ex terra depictas et deauratas’) to embellish his newly refurbished Hampton Court Palace. These 500 year old terracotta roundels are significant; not just for their age and remarkable condition, quality and sculptural detail, but also as … Continue reading