Last summer, I took the River Thames Tour down to Greenwich. I enjoyed the Maritime Museum and all the ship models, but my major targets were the PAINTED HALL and the HOSPITAL CHAPEL. I left notes to remind me of a conversation with two passengers on the boat returning to central london. I was stunned to learn that neither party visited the great masterpieces of Sir Christopher Wren’s Painted Hall and the Hospital Chapel with magnificent royal paintings covering the ceilings and walls. One large painting shows the Hanover family with King George I seated with crown and scepter. He is making it very clear that he is the legitimate heir to the English throne over the son of James II. The painting of William and Mary is wonderful. These wonderful images were done by Sir James Thornhill in 1704. He also painted the central hall of Kensington palace and the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Please don’t leave this magnificent Sir Christopher Wren complex without seeing these spectacular paintings. You will find yourselves standing in front of the massive paintings identifying the Kings and Queens House of Stuart and House of Hanover.
Beautiful and fascinating.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918