Documents associated with: Peacock Room
Record 18 of 79
I have read with much gratification the truly appreciative article in your paper referring, with thorough understanding, to some decorations of mine at Prince's Gate; but crave your permission to make clear one fact, important in the matter. The design of the elegant and beautiful framework in Mr. Leyland's dining-room is by Mr. Jeckyll, the distinguished architect, to whose exquisite sense of beauty and great knowledge we owe the well remembered "Norwich Gates," and whose delicate subtlety of feeling we see in perfection in the fairy-like railings of Holland Park. If there be any quality whatever in my decoration, it is doubtless due to the inspiration I may have received from the graceful proportions and lovely lines of Mr. Jeckyll's work about me.
1. [9 September 1876]
Date of publication in The Academy.
6. Norwich Gates
The monumental gates designed by Jeckyll for the Barnard, Bishop and Barnards company and first shown at the London International Exhibition, 1862. The following year, they were presented to the Prince and Princess of Wales on the occasion of their marriage.