2 of 12 portraits of James Gibbs
by John Michael Williams
oil on canvas, circa 1752
36 in. x 28 in. (912 mm x 712 mm)
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- James Gibbs (1682-1754), Architect. Sitter in 12 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- John Michael Williams (1710-circa 1780), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 22 portraits.
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The portrait may once have belonged to Gibbs's patron, the Duke of Chandos. It is signed below the right shoulder in black: J. Williams Pinx. The book is lettered ARCHIT and could be either Gibbs's A Book of Architecture (1728), or his Rules for Drawing the Several Parts of Architecture (1732).
More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).
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- Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 96
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 244