Fonthill: Yellow Room

141212_Yellow Room - Blue Beard by Karl Graf. Bluebeard Mural

Canon 5D MkIII, EF17-40mm f/4L @ 17mm, f/8.0, 10 sec, ISO 400

Adjacent to the West Room is the Yellow Room.  It gets its name from the lavish Yellow Tiles decorating the ceiling and column capitals.  The image above is Mercer’s Bluebeard Mural.  It depicts a medieval story of a rich nobleman who married and killed several wives.  The forbidden chamber is where the bodies were kept.  See the image below.

"Blue Beard" Story Mosaic, Yellow Room by Karl Graf. Bluebeard Mural – “Forbidden Chamber”

Mercer had a somewhat twisted mind;  this bedroom was the guest room for lady visitors at Fonthill!

Below are the tiles that the Yellow Room got it’s name from.

Architectural Tiles, Yellow Room Capitals and Ceiling by Karl Graf.

 

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