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Edward Crace Volume of Coach Panel Designs

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crace, Edward, born 1725 - died 1799 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Materials used across the entire volume include; pencil, pen and ink and wash, brown ink and brown wash, watercolour and bodycolour heightened with Chinese white

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Elizabeth Johnston

  • Museum number:

    E.1469:14-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case ABVE, shelf 117, box E

The Crace family were the most important firm of interior decorators working in Britain in the 19th century. They worked for every British monarch from George III to Queen Victoria and on a range of buildings that includes royal palaces, Leeds Town Hall and the Great Exhibition building of 1862.

Physical description

A volume of 35 designs for coach panels including 7 designs for full panels, 17 for panel decoration in the form of imaginary structures, 7 for the decoration of the sides of carrosses coupes and 3 for Berlin coaches. The volume also includes designs for the surrounds of armorial decoration and a coat of arms. The designs are mounted on cream laid paper, with marbled boards quarter-bound and a morocco spine. The cover is lettered in gold 'Drawing of ornament for coach panel by Edward Crace' with the date, '1764', on a separate piece of leather that has been applied.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Crace, Edward, born 1725 - died 1799 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Materials used across the entire volume include; pencil, pen and ink and wash, brown ink and brown wash, watercolour and bodycolour heightened with Chinese white

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 cm covers, Width: 27.5 cm covers

Descriptive line

Drawing by Edward Crace, 1 of 35 in a volume of designs for coach panels, mounted on 16 leaves of laid paper, with marbled boards quarter bound with morocco spine, England, ca. 1760

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

pp. 5, 33-41, 185-187
Snodin Michael. Charles and Edward Crace and Rococo Coach Painting. In: Megan Aldrich, ed. The Craces : Royal Decorators 1768-1899. London: Murray, 1990. ISBN: 0719548543.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991

Materials

Laid paper; Pencil; Pen and ink; Brown ink; Wash; Watercolour; Bodycolour

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Transport

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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