Gallery


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The Gallery gets its name from the practice of hanging portraits of generations of the castle's occupants, Lords, Ladies or Royalty, on the walls of one large room. However, the term "gallery" also evolved to indicate any room where guests could be received - a renaissance "living room".




Some examples of galleries in castles of today. Still very large rooms, but styled for comfort and entertaining.



Bovey Castle, Devon, England


Woman in medieval dress and hairstyle. Long braids, or "plaits" were popular in the earlier medieval era, while more intricate up-dos and curls gained favor towards the renaissance period. Most women never had their hair cut, and by adulthood could easily sit on it when loose.



 












Traditional Gallery in a castle, a long room displaying portraits and art work on the walls with an ornate ceiling.




















 
 
 


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