One of the 'Beaton Panels'

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Postcard of One of the 'Beaton Panels'.
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One of the 'Beaton Panels'

This carved wooden panel is one of eight panels known as the 'Beaton Panels'. Made for Cardinal David Beaton, probably in the 1530s, they are an outstanding example of late Gothic woodwork. The carver is not known but was clearly highly skilled.

This floral panel, inspired by plants, is typical of the late Gothic style.

The panels may have been made for the cardinal's private apartments in St Andrews Castle and later removed by John Beaton of Balfour, captain of the castle. They were installed in the dining room of Balfour House in Fife.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-718-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KL 222
Date: Around 1530
c. 1530
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 1740 mm H x 7060 mm W x 190 mm Th
What: Panel
Subject: Carved woodwork, painted ceilings (NMAS Classification)
Who: Beaton
Description: Beaton panels of wood with openwork tracery design, c. 1530
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