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Drawing - Doorways and fireplaces at Knightshayes Court
  • Doorways and fireplaces at Knightshayes Court
    Crace, John Dibblee, born 1838 - died 1919
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Doorways and fireplaces at Knightshayes Court

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1881-82 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crace, John Dibblee, born 1838 - died 1919 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, partly tinted

  • Museum number:

    E.1892-1912

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 180

John Dibblee Crace first came to public notice through his Gothic- and Renaissance-style furniture for the International Exhibition of 1862. His clients included the 4th Marquess of Bath for whom he redecorated Longleat, and William Waldorf Astor who commissioned him to decorate Cliveden (ca. 1895).

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 decoration of doorways and fireplaces at Knightshayes Court

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1881-82 (made)

Artist/maker

Crace, John Dibblee, born 1838 - died 1919 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, partly tinted

Marks and inscriptions

J.D. Crace

Object history note

Presented by J.D. Crace

Descriptive line

Design by J. D. Crace for doorways and fireplaces at Knightshayes Court for Sir J.H. Amory. Great Britain, 1881-82.

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

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

Materials

Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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