Patrick Baty
   Architectural Paint and Colour

   I provide advice on many aspects of
            architectural colour

H...
The King’s Beasts

  A Recent Project
2009
The 500th anniversary
   of Henry VIII’s
  accession to the
       throne

  Patrick Baty was
commissioned to carry
 ...
Beasts in Heraldry

          Mythical creatures were
            often adopted as a
            personal device or
      ...
Queen Jane Seymour

    King Henry had a
    number of beasts
   carved to celebrate
  his marriage to Jane
    Seymour in...
Hampton Court Palace
The remains of King Henry’s
    original beasts were
destroyed in the reign of King
   William III (1650-1702)

New ones w...
Hampton Court Palace
   The Moat Beasts were reinstated in 1911

They were not painted – but what if they were?
Moat Beasts
The Crowned
Lion of England

The existing beasts
on the Moat Bridge
   are currently
    unpainted
The Crowned
Lion of England


 He supports a shield
 bearing the impaled
 arms of Henry VIII
   and Queen Jane

  A golden...
Royal Arms 1405 – 1603
  used by King Henry VIII
Queen Jane Seymour’s Arms
Impaled Arms




 King Henry’s arms      Queen Jane’s arms

The husband’s and wife’s arms are joined
I obtained much
                            information from
                               hand-painted
                 ...
The Seymour Panther


 The golden “flames”
 indicate his fragrant
        breath

    He bears the
  Seymour wings on
    ...
The Greyhound

A favourite Tudor
      beast

  He bears the
  three lions of
 England on his
     shield
Henry VII’s Standard
The Greyhound of Richmond
with the red rose of Lancaster
The Yale

  A Beaufort beast

He has the body of an
antelope, a lion’s tail
and horns which can
   swivel round to
 counte...
The Yale

 The Duke of Somerset’s Yale

 The arms are: France modern and
    England quarterly impaled
          quarterly...
The Tudor
 Dragon

   Used by
Henry VIII’s
grandfather
as a token of
his supposed
descent from
Cadwalader
King Cadwalader’s
     Dragon

  Semi-mythical
 king of Gwynedd,
   North Wales
The Queen’s Unicorn


 This beast supports
  Queen Jane’s six-
  quartered shield
The Royal Dragon


    This beast
 supports a shield
  bearing France
   modern and
     England
    quarterly
The Queen’s Lion
Jane Seymour’s badge


  This beast
  supports a shield
  bearing Queen
  Jane’s badge
White Lions




...of March   ...of Mowbray   ...of Henry FitzRoy
Black Bull
    of Clarence

  He supports a shield
bearing the Tudor Rose,
 which symbolised the
 union of the houses of
 ...
Black Bulls
The Queen’s Panther


 He bears the impaled
arms of Henry VIII and
     Queen Jane
Heraldic Panther
How the Moat Beasts might look if painted
2009 promises to be a
  colourful year at
Hampton Court Palace
(The Baty Griffin)

Acknowledgements:

College of Arms
Historic Royal Palaces
Sam Styles – SJS Photos
Museo Thyssen-Bornem...
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The Kings Beasts

  1. 1. Patrick Baty Architectural Paint and Colour I provide advice on many aspects of architectural colour Here is one of my more unusual projects...
  2. 2. The King’s Beasts A Recent Project
  3. 3. 2009 The 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out research on the colour of King Henry’s heraldic Beasts for Hampton Court Palace
  4. 4. Beasts in Heraldry Mythical creatures were often adopted as a personal device or emblem From earliest times each English monarch has used beasts to symbolise their descent and familial allegiances
  5. 5. Queen Jane Seymour King Henry had a number of beasts carved to celebrate his marriage to Jane Seymour in 1536 These were found throughout the palace grounds and twelve of them lined the Moat Bridge
  6. 6. Hampton Court Palace
  7. 7. The remains of King Henry’s original beasts were destroyed in the reign of King William III (1650-1702) New ones were designed and carved in 1909-1910
  8. 8. Hampton Court Palace The Moat Beasts were reinstated in 1911 They were not painted – but what if they were?
  9. 9. Moat Beasts
  10. 10. The Crowned Lion of England The existing beasts on the Moat Bridge are currently unpainted
  11. 11. The Crowned Lion of England He supports a shield bearing the impaled arms of Henry VIII and Queen Jane A golden lion has been the royal beast of England since the early 12th century
  12. 12. Royal Arms 1405 – 1603 used by King Henry VIII
  13. 13. Queen Jane Seymour’s Arms
  14. 14. Impaled Arms King Henry’s arms Queen Jane’s arms The husband’s and wife’s arms are joined
  15. 15. I obtained much information from hand-painted manuscripts of the 16th century Henry VIII’s Crowned Lion
  16. 16. The Seymour Panther The golden “flames” indicate his fragrant breath He bears the Seymour wings on his shield
  17. 17. The Greyhound A favourite Tudor beast He bears the three lions of England on his shield
  18. 18. Henry VII’s Standard
  19. 19. The Greyhound of Richmond with the red rose of Lancaster
  20. 20. The Yale A Beaufort beast He has the body of an antelope, a lion’s tail and horns which can swivel round to counter attack from all quarters
  21. 21. The Yale The Duke of Somerset’s Yale The arms are: France modern and England quarterly impaled quarterly with 1) Howard; 2) Thomas of Brotherton; 3) Warenne and 4) Mowbray
  22. 22. The Tudor Dragon Used by Henry VIII’s grandfather as a token of his supposed descent from Cadwalader
  23. 23. King Cadwalader’s Dragon Semi-mythical king of Gwynedd, North Wales
  24. 24. The Queen’s Unicorn This beast supports Queen Jane’s six- quartered shield
  25. 25. The Royal Dragon This beast supports a shield bearing France modern and England quarterly
  26. 26. The Queen’s Lion Jane Seymour’s badge This beast supports a shield bearing Queen Jane’s badge
  27. 27. White Lions ...of March ...of Mowbray ...of Henry FitzRoy
  28. 28. Black Bull of Clarence He supports a shield bearing the Tudor Rose, which symbolised the union of the houses of York and Lancaster Green and white were the Tudor livery colours
  29. 29. Black Bulls
  30. 30. The Queen’s Panther He bears the impaled arms of Henry VIII and Queen Jane
  31. 31. Heraldic Panther
  32. 32. How the Moat Beasts might look if painted
  33. 33. 2009 promises to be a colourful year at Hampton Court Palace
  34. 34. (The Baty Griffin) Acknowledgements: College of Arms Historic Royal Palaces Sam Styles – SJS Photos Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Gemäldegalerie

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