Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), Woodcarver and sculptor
Sitter in 10 portraits
An immigrant from Rotterdam, Grinling Gibbons became Britain's greatest decorative woodcarver. He is best known for his realistic and fluid limewood carvings of swags and festoons of fruit, flowers and game for architectural interiors. He was also a skilled stone sculptor.
Petworth House, petworth, West Sussex
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