Edward Gibson

1 portrait

Edward Gibson, by Edward Gibson, 1696 - NPG 1880 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Edward Gibson

by Edward Gibson
chalk, 1696
10 5/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (270 mm x 194 mm)
Given by Francis Wellesley, 1920
Primary Collection
NPG 1880


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  • Edward Gibson (1668-1701), Portrait draughtsman. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist of 1 portrait.

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  • Edward Gibson (1668-1701), Portrait draughtsman. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Very little is known about Gibson's life and career. He worked primarily in pastel, producing small, head and shoulders portraits, but apart from this self-portrait, only one other drawing is known by him today. The artist has chosen to portray himself in an open-necked shirt, wearing a nightcap or painting hat over his cropped hair. Such informal images of artists and connoisseurs became common in the early eighteenth century.

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  • Ingamells, John, Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, 2009, p. 98
  • Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 137
  • Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 29
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 245