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Drawing, Design for the West Wall of the Music Room, for Brighton Pavilion, Brighton, England

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Frederick Crace. We acquired it in 1948. Its medium is brush and watercolor, gouache over traces of graphite on white wove paper . It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Crace designed fantastical interiors for the Brighton Pavilion. In this presentation drawing for the music room, Crace’s paintings of pseudo-Chinese landscapes imitate the decoration on imported Chinese red-lacquer boxes. The drawing presents two variations (one is under the overleaf drawing) of the painted-glass windows, backlit to produce an opalescent glow.

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Drawing, Design for the West Wall of the Music Room, for Brighton Pavilion, Brighton, England; Designed by Frederick Crace (English, 1779–1859); England; brush and watercolor, gouache over traces of graphite on white wove paper ; 1948-40-9-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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