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John Gibson (1790-1866), Sculptor

Sitter in 25 portraits
Artist associated with 12 portraits
John Gibson, a sculptor who had no formal training, arrived in Rome in 1817 to become an apprentice in the studio of Antonio Canova, Italy's leading sculptor. It was there that he met fellow apprentice, Richard James Wyatt who became a life-long friend. Establishing a studio together, the two would begin the working day with breakfast at Caffé Greco, the regular haunt of the British academy members. Drawing his inspiration from Rome's plethora of antique sculptures, Gibson gradually perfected a distinct neoclassical style that would make his name in both Rome and London. Despite his continued stay in Italy, the Royal Academy elected him a Royal Academician in 1836.

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John Gibson

by John Partridge
pencil, 1825
NPG 3944(32)


John Gibson

by William Brockedon
black and red chalk, 1844
NPG 2515(96)


John Gibson

by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer
marble medallion
NPG 5342


John Gibson

by Margaret Sarah Carpenter (née Geddes)
oil on canvas, 1857
On display in the Sculpture Gallery at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 232


John Gibson

by Unknown artist
pencil, circa 1860
NPG 1370


John Gibson

by Sir George Scharf
pencil, 1860
NPG 6050


John Gibson

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
salt print, circa 1862
NPG P227


John Gibson

by William Theed the Younger
marble bust, circa 1868
NPG 1795


John Gibson

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG Ax14820


John Gibson

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax11922


John Gibson

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax11935


John Gibson

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x38991


John Gibson

by Frederic Jones
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x19935


John Gibson

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax7563


John Gibson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG x129554


John Gibson

by Robert Faulkner
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x46564


John Gibson

by Maull & Co
albumen print on paper mount, circa 1866
NPG x18451


John Gibson

by Thomas Herbert Maguire, printed by M & N Hanhart, after Seymour Stokes Kirkup
lithograph heightened with red, (1821)
NPG D34458


John Gibson

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Penry Williams
mezzotint and engraving, published August 1845
NPG D34459


John Gibson

by Thomas Herbert Maguire
lithograph heightened with white, 1860s
NPG D34460



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