CRACE, JOHN GREGORY *#
- Born: 1809 Died: 1889
Decorative artist, of London, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 454. John Gregory Crace worked with his son JOHN DIBBLEE CRACE . In Ireland he executed decorative work at Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford, Adare Manor, Co. Limerick, and Lough Cutra Castle, Co. Galway, all circa 1850.
3 work entries listed in chronological order for CRACE, JOHN GREGORY *#
|Building:||CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE CASTLE|
|Nature:||Decorative work by JGC and Pugin. JGC supplied furniture; 'over three hundred men of all arts and trades, &c., at present employed in making very extensive improvements in and about Lismore Castle. The decorating of the new ball-room, and additional buildings to that magnificent mansion, are under the superintendence of Mr. Creece[sic.]...'
|Refs:||Architect & Building Operative[Gazette] 2, 15 Jun 1850, 288; Country Life 86, 13 Aug 1964, 390(illus.),391-3; Mark Girouard, The Victorian Country House (1979), 429.|
|Building:||CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR|
|Nature:||JGC painted one of ravens in great hall, 1851. For 3rd Earl of Dunraven.|
|Refs:||E.McP files, source not given|
|Building:||CO. GALWAY, LOUGH CUTRA CASTLE|
|Nature:||Decorative work and furnishing for Capt. George Gough|
|Refs:||Design in RIBA, see Catalogue of the drawings of the Royal Institute of British Architects C-F (1972), 50; Robert S. Rait, The Story of an Irish property (1908), 106.|