Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts | Licence: CC0 1.0

Dining Room Elevation in a Simplified Third Pompeian Style

c.1870-1890

John Gregory Crace, and Son

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Title

Dining Room Elevation in a Simplified Third Pompeian Style

Date

c.1870-1890

Description

John Dibblee Crace was born into a long line of interior decorators. His ancestors Edward and Frederic Crace (British, 1725-1799; 1779-1825) had been responsible for the decoration of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton for King George III. His own father, John Gregory Crace (1809-1889), continued their family business and had also been partner to Augustus W.N. Pugin (British, London 1812-1852 Ramsgate). By the time John became an architect, historic period styles were in high demand and John catered to that market with great success, designing some of the most celebrated period rooms in Great Britain. At the height of the Crace firm’s activity in the 1870s, they employed over a 100 regular employees. In the last quarter of the century success waned however and John Dibblee Crace closed the firm in 1899. Medium: pen and black ink, watercolor over graphite.
Additional Makers: John Dibblee Crace (British, London 1838–1919 London)
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Location

England

Country

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