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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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Samuel Clarke, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D19966

Samuel Clarke

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
line engraving, engraved 1737
NPG D19966

Samuel Clarke, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D27469

Samuel Clarke

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D27469

Samuel Clarke, by Jacobus Houbraken, after  Thomas Gibson, published by  John & Paul Knapton - NPG D27471

Samuel Clarke

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Thomas Gibson, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, circa 1740
NPG D27471

Samuel Clarke, by Jacobus Houbraken, after  Thomas Gibson, published by  John & Paul Knapton - NPG D33307

Samuel Clarke

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Thomas Gibson, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, circa 1740
NPG D33307

Samuel Clarke, by Jacobus Houbraken, after  Thomas Gibson, published by  John & Paul Knapton - NPG D33308

Samuel Clarke

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Thomas Gibson, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, circa 1740
NPG D33308

Henry Barker, by George White, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D598

Henry Barker

by George White, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, after 1740
NPG D598

Henry Barker, by George White, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D627

Henry Barker

by George White, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, after 1740
NPG D627

Henry Barker, by George White, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D628

Henry Barker

by George White, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, after 1740
NPG D628

Henry Barker, by George White, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D629

Henry Barker

by George White, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, after 1740
NPG D629

John Potter, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D40389

John Potter

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
engraving, 1741 or after
NPG D40389

John Potter, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D14171

John Potter

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
engraving, 1741 or after
NPG D14171

George Vertue, by George Vertue, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D18895

George Vertue

by George Vertue, after Thomas Gibson
engraving, 1750 (1715)
NPG D18895

Samuel Clarke, after Thomas Gibson - NPG D27470

Samuel Clarke

after Thomas Gibson
stipple engraving, published 1785
NPG D27470

Sir Charles Wager, by and published by Edward Harding, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D27534

Sir Charles Wager

by and published by Edward Harding, after Thomas Gibson
stipple engraving, published 1800
NPG D27534

Sir Charles Wager, by John George Landseer, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D10699

Sir Charles Wager

by John George Landseer, after Thomas Gibson
line engraving, published 1805
NPG D10699

John Flamsteed, by George Dawe, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D1966

John Flamsteed

by George Dawe, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, published 1805
NPG D1966

John Flamsteed, by George Dawe, after  Thomas Gibson - NPG D1967

John Flamsteed

by George Dawe, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, published 1805
NPG D1967

Henrietta Howard (née Hobart), Countess of Suffolk, by Edward Scriven, after a painting attributed to  Thomas Gibson - NPG D40900

Henrietta Howard (née Hobart), Countess of Suffolk

by Edward Scriven, after a painting attributed to Thomas Gibson
stipple engraving, published 1824 (circa 1715-1725)
NPG D40900

Henrietta Howard (née Hobart), Countess of Suffolk, by Edward Scriven, after a painting attributed to  Thomas Gibson - NPG D6898

Henrietta Howard (née Hobart), Countess of Suffolk

by Edward Scriven, after a painting attributed to Thomas Gibson
stipple engraving, published 1824 (circa 1715-1725)
NPG D6898

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Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Bt

by John Smith, after Thomas Gibson
mezzotint, 1706
NPG D18957

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