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  • Drawing
    Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889
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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    circa 1863 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 52

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

Sketch for the temporary decoration of the Guildhall

Place of Origin

London (made)


circa 1863 (made)


Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour


Height: 19.875 in, Width: 11.5 in

Object history note

Presented by J.D. Crace

Descriptive line

Sketch for the temporary decoration of the Guildhall on the occasion of the ball given by the Corporation to the Prince and Princess of Wales in May 1863; by J.G. Crace.

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

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






Designs; Architecture


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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