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* Short course tutor at West Dean College 1995 - 2006

One of nine inlaid scagliola panels in the Reiche Kapelle in the Munich Residenz. The panels are thought to be based on designs by Albrecht Dürer, and represent scenes from the life of the Virgin. They were made in the first quarter of the seventeenth century by Wilhelm Pfeiffer, for Maximilian 1, the Elector of Bavaria.

A state monopoly on the production of scagliola forbade the Pfeiffer family to reveal their secrets or to work on any projects other than the Elector’s. This monopoly lasted until about 1660, thereby delaying the spread of scagliola north of the Alps.