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James Gibbs

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James Gibbs, by John Michael Williams, circa 1752 - NPG 504 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

James Gibbs

by John Michael Williams
oil on canvas, circa 1752
36 in. x 28 in. (912 mm x 712 mm)
Purchased, 1878
Primary Collection
NPG 504


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  • James Gibbs (1682-1754), Architect. Sitter in 12 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.

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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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