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

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil

  • Museum number:

    E.785-1981

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 149, box C

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 a ceiling in the Renaissance style

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1850-1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

Materials and Techniques

Pencil

Marks and inscriptions

S. Mendel Esq

inc. 66

Dimensions

Length: 400 mm, Width: 560 mm

Object history note

Presented by Mrs Eileen Crace

Descriptive line

Design for a ceiling in the Renaissance style for S. Mendel Esq; by J.G. Crace.

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

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

Subjects depicted

Ceilings

Categories

Designs; Interiors

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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