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Drawing
  • Drawing
    Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1896 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink, watercolour and gold

  • Museum number:

    E.817-1981

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case H, shelf 32

John Gregory Crace worked extensively for the 6th Duke of Devonshire at Devonshire House, London, and Chatsworth, designing a wide range of decorative schemes and furniture. He is also well known for his collaboration with A.W.N. Pugin, with whom he worked on the decoration of the new Palace of Westminster, and the medieval court at the Crystal Palace.

The Crace family were the most important firm of interior decorators working 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

Design for the wall decoration of the saloon at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1896 (made)

Artist/maker

Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink, watercolour and gold

Marks and inscriptions

John G. Crace & Son, 38 Wigmore Street, W.

John G. Crace & Son
The mount is inscribed with an agreement declaration between J.G. Crace & Son and Brighton Coroporation dated 16 July 1896

Dimensions

Height: 390 mm, Width: 355 mm

Object history note

Presented by Mrs Eileen Crace

Historical context note

The Pavilion Committee resolved on 4 June 1896 that Crace's scheme, at £592 be adopted, but not the scheme for the carpet and curtains at £156, which were eventually supplied by Colbourne & Co.

Descriptive line

Design for the wall decoration of the saloon at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton; by J.G. Crace, 1896.

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

Megan Aldrich, The Craces: royal decorators 1768-1899, London, Murray, 1990.

Subjects depicted

Saloons; Walls

Categories

Designs; Interiors

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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