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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E , Case MB3R, Shelf H, Box 33

Drawing

1862 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil and watercolour
Brief Description
The throne and canopy erected for the opening of the International Exhibition of 1862; by J.G. Crace, 1862.
Physical Description
Design for a throne and canopy
Dimensions
  • Height: 17.25in
  • Width: 13.75in
Dimensions taken from departmental notes
Marks and Inscriptions
  • John G Crace
  • 1862
Object history
Presented by J.D. Crace
Subjects depicted
Association
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Megan Aldrich, The Craces: royal decorators 1768-1899, London, Murray, 1990.
Collection
Accession Number
E.2752-1914

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