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John Gibson

(1790-1866), Sculptor

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

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 William Theed the Younger - NPG 1795

John Gibson

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

John Gibson, after David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG Ax29537

John Gibson

after David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1843-1848; published 1928
NPG Ax29537

John Gibson, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax14820

John Gibson

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

John Gibson, by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert - NPG Ax11922

John Gibson

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

John Gibson, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax11935

John Gibson

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

John Gibson, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG x38991

John Gibson

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

John Gibson, by Frederic Jones - NPG x19935

John Gibson

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

John Gibson, by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert - NPG Ax7563

John Gibson

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

John Gibson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x129554

John Gibson

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

John Gibson, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax27700

John Gibson

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, early 1860s
NPG Ax27700

John Gibson, by Robert Faulkner - NPG x46564

John Gibson

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

John Gibson, by Maull & Co - NPG x18451

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 - NPG D34458

John Gibson

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

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