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

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1862 (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 H, shelf 33

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 throne and canopy

Place of Origin

London (made)


1862 (made)


Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

John G Crace



Height: 17.25 in, Width: 13.75 in

Object history note

Presented by J.D. Crace

Descriptive line

The throne and canopy erected for the opening of the International Exhibition of 1862; by J.G. Crace, 1862.

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

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





Subjects depicted

Canopies; Thrones


Designs; The Great Exhibition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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