Originally Posted by kronckew
In Wales, Cardiff Castle and Castle Coch were restored by wealthy industrialists and decorated lavishly in High Medieval style during the mid 19c.
Impressive example of the medieval revival in art, and the neo-Gothic architecture which wdrere iconic elements of 19th cent. Romanticist taste (the movement that's responsible for all those "Victorian copies" we encounter in the arms and armor marketplace today). The painting is interesting because it faithfully depicts medieval costume and architecture, but in a picture composed according to the standards of proportion, posture, and perspective that 19th cent. artists were trained in.
Lovely example of the style.