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Thomas Gibson

(circa 1680-1751), Portrait painter

Artist associated with 62 portraits
Thomas Gibson was a painter, born in London. Little is known of his early life or training. He worked in London as a painter of portraits and achieved some success, attracting prestigious sitters such as the archbishops William Wake and John Potter as well as Sir Robert Walpole. His patrons included John, 1st Earl Poulett, and Augusta, Princess of Wales. Gibson's practice earned him the appointment in 1711 as a founding director of Godfrey Kneller's St Martin's Lane Academy, the forerunner of the Royal Academy schools.

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Henry Sacheverell, by Andrew Johnston, published by  Philip Overton, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D31483

Henry Sacheverell

by Andrew Johnston, published by Philip Overton, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, (in or before 1710)
NPG D31483

Henry Sacheverell, by Andrew Johnston, published by  Philip Overton, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D39980

Henry Sacheverell

by Andrew Johnston, published by Philip Overton, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, (in or before 1710)
NPG D39980

Henry Sacheverell, by Andrew Johnston, published by  Philip Overton, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D4125

Henry Sacheverell

by Andrew Johnston, published by Philip Overton, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, (in or before 1710)
NPG D4125

Henry Sacheverell, by and published by Pieter Schenck, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D4126

Henry Sacheverell

by and published by Pieter Schenck, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, published 1710 (in or before 1710)
NPG D4126

Henry Sacheverell, by Andrew Johnston, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D5868

Henry Sacheverell

by Andrew Johnston, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, 1710 (in or before 1710)
NPG D5868

William Wake, by George White, sold by  Samuel Sympson, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D37975

William Wake

by George White, sold by Samuel Sympson, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, (1715-1720)
NPG D37975

William Wake, by George White, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D4582

William Wake

by George White, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, (1715-1720)
NPG D4582

Edward Russell, Earl of Orford, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D19171

Edward Russell, Earl of Orford

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
line engraving, 1716
NPG D19171

Edward Russell, Earl of Orford, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D16541

Edward Russell, Earl of Orford

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
line engraving, 1716
NPG D16541

John Flamsteed, by John Simon, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D1965

John Flamsteed

by John Simon, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, 1719 or after (1712)
NPG D1965

Nicholas Haddock, by John Faber Jr, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D2552

Nicholas Haddock

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, 1720s-1730s
NPG D2552

James Hodgson, by George White, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D3042

James Hodgson

by George White, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, circa 1720
NPG D3042

John Flamsteed, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D31486

John Flamsteed

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
line engraving, 1721
NPG D31486

John Flamsteed, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D33977

John Flamsteed

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
line engraving, 1721 (1712)
NPG D33977

Robert Molesworth, 1st Viscount Molesworth, by Peter Pelham, sold by  Edward Cooper, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D38852

Robert Molesworth, 1st Viscount Molesworth

by Peter Pelham, sold by Edward Cooper, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, 1721
NPG D38852

John Flamsteed, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D7653

John Flamsteed

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
line engraving, 1721 (1712)
NPG D7653

Henry Sacheverell, published by Philip Overton, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D20096

Henry Sacheverell

published by Philip Overton, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, published circa 1725-1745 (1710 or before)
NPG D20096

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, by Gerhard Bockman, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D5420

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

by Gerhard Bockman, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, circa 1727-1742
NPG D5420

Samuel Clarke, after Thomas Gibson - NPG D27468

Samuel Clarke

after Thomas Gibson
stipple engraving, mid to late 18th century
NPG D27468

Sir Charles Wager, by John Faber Jr, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D4579

Sir Charles Wager

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, published 1732
NPG D4579

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