ONE of the best pieces of Medieval art in the whole country has now been restored to its former glory at Coventry’s Grade I listed Charterhouse.
The only surviving wall painting in a Carthusian monastery anywhere in England depicts the Crucifixion and dates from c1430.
It is one of three artworks meticulously repaired at the venue after Historic Coventry Trust appointed medieval wall painting specialists The Perry Lithgow Partnership to carry out the work. A team of four has been on-site off London Road since March 1.
As well as the Crucifixion, an early 17th century fictive imitation tapestry and a further large mural from the late 16th century are set to attract visitors to Charterhouse, due to open in late summer 2021 during Coventry’s 12 months as UK City of Culture.
The painted sections of wall on the upper floors of Charterhouse have been cleaned, flaking paint has been stabilised and the new repairs have then been re-touched.
Mark Perry, of The Perry Lithgow Partnership, said it was a fascinating project to be involved in.
“I first came to inspect the paintings…