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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

James Gibbs (1682-1754), Architect

Architect; studied under Fontana in Rome; returned, 1709, to England and patronised by the Earls of Mar and Oxford; as one of the surveyors to the Commissioners for Building Fifty New Churches in London, designed St Mary-le-Strand, completed 1723-24, and St Martin-in-the-Fields, completed 1726; influenced by Wren and Hawksmoor, the latter his unsuccessful rival for the commission for the Radcliffe Library, Oxford, completed 1749.

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Collins Baker & Baker
C. H. Collins Baker and M. I. Baker, The Life of James Brydges, First Duke of Chandos, 1949.

Little 1955
B. Little, The Life and Works of James Gibbs, 1955.

Nisser 1927
W. Nisser, Michael Dahl, Uppsala, 1927.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, 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.