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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1841 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Museum number:

    E.2743-1914

  • 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 ceiling decoration

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1841 (made)

Artist/maker

Crace, John Gregory, born 1809 - died 1889

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

1841

Object history note

Presented by J.D. Crace

Descriptive line

Design for ceiling decoration at Taymouth Castle in preparation for the visit of Queen Victoria in September 1842; by J.G. Crace, 1841.

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

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

Categories

Architecture; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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