Drawing

1869-70 (made)

Crace, John Gregory

Height: 29 in, Width: 16.75 in

E.2754-1914 PDP

Design for the decoration of the Great Room of the Society of Arts, by J.G. Crace, circa 1869-70.

Design for the decoration of the Great Room of the Society of Arts

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.

Presented by J.D. Crace

Location: Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case H, shelf 33

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