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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Gibson (1790-1866), Sculptor

c.1819
Bust by Mrs Vose. Exhibited RA, 1819 (1190).

c.1821
Lithograph by T. H. Maguire, after a drawing by S. S. Kirkup of 1821 (example in NPG).

1825
Drawing by J. Partridge (NPG 3944(32)).

1830
Painting by A. Geddes. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Probably the portrait exhibited RA, 1832 (171); exhibited The Liverpool Academy, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1960 (42). Engraved by S. Bellin (example in British Museum). Replica: ex-collection of Sir Robert Peel; see Gentleman's Magazine, NS XXVII (1847), 290.

1831
Lithograph by R. J. Lane (after Gibson?). Recorded in Lane's 'Account Books' (NPG archives), I, 29.

c.1835
Painting by T. Ellerby. Exhibited RA, 1835 (412).

Enamel miniature by C. R. Bone. Exhibited RA, 1835 (763).

c.1838
Painting by A. Geddes. Exhibited RA, 1838 (488).

c.1839
Bust by W. Barton. Exhibited Derby Mechanics' Institute, 1839. See R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors (1953), p 41.

1843
Drawing by C. Vogel. Küpferstichkabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden.
Reproduced Burlington Magazine, XI (1907), 380.

c.1843
Painting by E. D. Leahy. Exhibited RA, 1843 (226).

1844
Drawing by W. Brockedon (NPG 2515(96)).

Drawing by C. Martin. Collection of Sir T. Marchant Williams, 1913.
Newspaper cutting in NPG. Reproduced as a woodcut (in reverse) ILN, XI (1847), 261.

c.1844
Painting by P. Williams. Academy of St Luke, Rome. Exhibited RA, 1844 (372).
Engraved by C. Wagstaff, published Colnaghi, 1845 (example in NPG). Anonymous engraving (head only, in reverse), published Art Journal (1849), p 141. A study of 1839, differing in some respects, is reproduced T. Matthews, John Gibson RA (1911), facing p 122.

1847
Painting by J. Partridge. Partridge Sale, Christie's, 15 June 1874 (lot 67), bought Agnew.
Exhibited SKM, 1868 (589).

Painting by J. Graham-Gilbert. National Gallery of Scotland.
Exhibited RA, 1848 (860), and Royal Scottish Academy, 1849 (2). Smaller replica: National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

c.1850
Painting by Sir E. Landseer. Royal Academy, London (plate 351).
Exhibited Paintings and Drawings by Sir Edwin Landseer, RA, 1961 (78). The suggestion that the portrait may have been painted in 1844 is unacceptable on the evidence of the apparent age of the sitter. A replica is in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

1851
Etching by J. Brown, after a drawing by H. W. Phillips (example in NPG).

c.1851
Painting by Sir W. Boxall. Exhibited RA, 1851 (180), and possibly Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters etc, RA, 1893 (4), lent by Lord Coleridge.

1852
Bust by W. Theed. Parish Church, Conway.
Exhibited RA, 1852 (1473).

1853
Drawing by R. Lehmann. British Museum.
Reproduced R. Lehmann, Men and Women of the Century (1896), p 26.

c.1855
Drawing by C. Martin. Exhibited RA, 1855 (692).

1857
Painting by Mrs M. Carpenter (NPG 232).

Woodcut, after a photograph by J. Watkins, published ILN, XXX (1857), 418.

c.1857
Bronze bust by J. E. Jones. Exhibited RA, 1857 (1347).

c.1859
Drawing by F. Talfourd. Exhibited RA, 1859 (837).

Engraving by D. J. Pound, after a photograph by Mayall (example in NPG), published Pound's 'Drawing Room Portrait Gallery'.

c.1860
Drawing formerly attributed to H. H. Meyer (NPG 1370).

c.1862
Bust by G. E. Ewing. Exhibited RA, 1862 (1007).

1864
Painting by Sir W. Boxall. Royal Academy, London.
Exhibited RA, 1864 (54). Reproduced Paintings ... in the Diploma and Gibson Galleries, Royal Academy (1931), p 16.

Anonymous lithograph, after a drawing by C. M. Beresford (example in British Museum).

c.1865
Painting by E. Löwenthal. Exhibited RA, 1865 (103).

1866
Woodcut, after a photograph by Maull & Co, published ILN, XLVIII (1866), 161.

Marble bust by J. Adams. St George's Hall, Liverpool.
Exhibited RA, 1866 (894).

c.1866
Busts by Mrs H. E. Cholmeley and H. Bursill. Exhibited RA, 186 (1036), and 1866 (1003).

1868
Bust by W. Theed. Royal Academy, London.
Exhibited RA, 1868 (969). Reduced replica (NPG 1795). The head of a statue in Munich is after Theed's bust.

1875
Bronze medallion by J. S. Wyon. Issued by the Art Union of London (example in NPG).

Undated
Painting by H. W. Pickersgill. Pickersgill Sale, Christie's, 17 July 1875 (lot 323).

Bust by L. Macdonald. Crystal Palace Portrait Gallery, 1854.

Marble medallion by H. Hosmer. Watertown Free Public Library, Mass. Another medallion is on
Gibson's tomb in the Protestant Cemetery at Rome. A third was with Weinreb, 1969.

Anonymous silhouette. Scottish NPG.

Lithographs by T. H. Maguire and J. Jackson, and several photographs (examples in NPG).



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.