Richard Lithgow ACR
Richard Lithgow and Mark Perry established the Perry Lithgow Partnership Ltd in 1983 (www.perry-lithgow.co.uk). We operate throughout the UK and Ireland specialising in wall paintings, panel paintings and paintings on canvas and stone. Clients include: English Heritage; the National Trust; The Office of Public Works (Ireland); the Church Buildings Council; leading conservation architects; cathedrals; local government bodies; parish churches and private individuals. The partnership acts as Wall Painting Conservation Advisers to the National Trust.
We have extensive experience on painted schemes dating from the C12th to the C20th. Major projects include: the C19th wall paintings in the Stranger’s Gallery, House of Lord’s Chamber and Royal Gallery, Palace of Westminster; the C16th High Great Chamber Frieze at Hardwick Hall (NT), the C13th Nave and Transept Ceilings and C15th Presbytery and Apse ceilings at Peterborough Cathedral; extensive C13th to C17th wall paintings at St Alban's Cathedral; C18th Staircase and Entrance Hall schemes by Sir James Thornhill at Hanbury Hall (NT) and the C12th fresco cycle in Cormac’s Chapel, Cashel, Ireland. We provide a full range of conservation services including, project consultancy, condition surveys, monitoring and technical analysis, photographic and digitised graphic recording.
The Perry Lithgow Partnership won the 2010 Pilgrim Trust Award for Conservation for our 10 year conservation project on the c.1710 Staircase scheme of wall paintings at Hanbury Hall (NT) by Sir James Thornhill. The Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon was awarded the 2018 SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) John Betjeman Award following the conservation of the Doom and Erthe upon Erthe wall paintings.