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Drawing - Design for a fireplace
  • Design for a fireplace
    Crace, John Dibblee, born 1838 - died 1919
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Design for a fireplace

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    28 June 1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crace, John Dibblee, born 1838 - died 1919

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil partly tinted

  • Museum number:

    E.1930-1912

  • 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 redocorated 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 Britain 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 fireplace, elevation, section and details of mouldings

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

28 June 1875 (made)

Artist/maker

Crace, John Dibblee, born 1838 - died 1919

Materials and Techniques

Pencil partly tinted

Marks and inscriptions

J.D. Crace 28 June 1875

Dimensions

Height: 20 in, Width: 23.75 in

Object history note

Presented by J.D. Crace

Descriptive line

Design for a fireplace, elevation, section and details of mouldings; by J.D. Crace, 28 June 1875.

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

Megan Aldrich, The Craces: royal decorators 1768-1899, London, Murray, 1990.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1912, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1913

Materials

Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Fireplaces

Categories

Designs; Interiors

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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