List of publications

‘Chastleton House: the decorative plasterwork in context’ in M. Airs (ed.), The Tudor and Jacobean Great House, Oxford, 1994

‘Trompe l’oeil Architectural Painting on Plaster in the Royal Works’, Traditional Paint News, Vol 1, No 2, October 1996.

‘What is ‘Stucco’? English Interpretations of an Italian Term, Architectural History, 42, 1999, 333-43.

‘The Impact of Inigo Jones on London Decorative Plasterwork’, Architectural History, 44, 2001.

Claire Gapper, John Newman and Annabel Ricketts, ‘Hatfield: A House for a Lord Treasurer’ in Pauline Croft (ed.), Patronage, Culture and Power. The Early Cecils 1558-1612, New Haven & London, 2002.

Claire Gapper, ‘The London Plasterers’ Company and Decorative Plasterwork in the 16th and early 17th Centuries’, Journal of the Building Limes Forum, Vol 9, 2002.

Claire Gapper, Karen Parker and Edward Roberts, ‘Elizabethan and Jacobean Decorative Features at Hyde, Winchester’, Hampshire Studies, Vol 57, 2002.

†Annabel Ricketts with Claire Gapper and Caroline Knight, ‘Designing for Protestant Worship: the Private Chapels of the Cecil Family’ in Andrew Spicer and Sarah Hamilton (eds.), Defining the Holy. Sacred Space in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Aldershot, 2005.

‘How reading Art History can change your life’, ULEMHAS Review, 2005.

‘The Jacobean ceilings at Apethorpe Hall. The historical and comparative context’, Journal of the Building Limes Forum, 15, 2008, 22-30.

‘The Plaster Decoration of the State Apartment at Apethorpe Hall’, English Heritage Historical Review, 3, 2008, 86-101.

Appendix. 'Fragments of Decorative Plasterwork Excavated at Somerset House’ in Simon Thurley, ‘Somerset House’, in London Topographical Society Publication No. 168, 2009, 77-81.

Nigel Llewellyn & Claire Gapper, ‘The Funeral Monuments’ in The Lumley Inventory, Roxburghe Club, 2010.

Claire Gapper and Jeff Orton, ‘Plaster, Stucco and Stuccoes’, Journal of Architectural Conservation, 17 (3), November 2011, 7-22.

‘Before Stucco’ in Christine Casey & Conor Lucey (eds), Decorative Plasterwork in Ireland and Europe, Dublin, 2012

‘The Caroline Plasterwork at Ham House’ in Christopher Rowell (ed), Ham House. 400 Years, New Haven & London, 2013.

'Skill and Ingenuity at Canons Ashby. A context for the decorative plasterwork of the great chamber', National Trust arts/buildings/collections Bulletin, Winter 2013-2014.

‘A cheape piece of Magnificence’ – an introduction to decorative plasterwork in the Tudor and Jacobean periods, Country Life, May 14, 2014, 151-4.

'From Timber to Plaster: Inigo Jones's Ceiling Designs and London Artisans in the 1630s', in London Topographical Record, XXXI, 2015, 50-62.

'Auricular Plasterwork', October 10, 2016, at

'Patrons, Plasterers and Architects: Designing Decorative Plasterwork in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries' in P. S. Barnwell & Paula Henderson (eds), Architect, Patron and Craftsman in Tudor and Early Stuart England. Essays for Malcolm Airs, Donington, 2017.

'Rochester's best-kept secret', The Architectural Historian, Issue 11, November 2020, 9-11 (Eastgate House, Rochester)

'Four Worthies on Plaster Ceilings in Scotland, 1617-25: A London Perspective', Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 151,2022.



Giles Worsley, Inigo Jones and the European Classical Tradition in Transactions of AMS, 52, 2008.

Thomas Campbell, Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty. Tapestries at the Tudor Court in Antiquaries’ Journal, 89, 2009, 456-7.

John Newman, Kent: NorthEast and East in SAHGB Newsletter, Summer 2014.


Additional useful sources

William Napier, 'Kinship and politics in the art of plaster decoration', Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Dundee, 2012.

Jenny Saunt, 'Decorative Plasterwork in England, 1660-1700: Form, Materiality and Making', Unpublished PhD thesis, Courtauld Institute of Art, 2016.

Nigel Pratt, 'Decorative Plasterwork in South-West England, c. 1550-1640', Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Exeter. 2020.

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