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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Joseph Gibbs (1699-1788), Organist and composer

Organist at St Mary le Tower, Ipswich; composer of Eight Solos, with a Thorough Bass for Harpsichord; friend of Gainsborough; an obituary notice records that he was 'universally loved and respected', and in his profession, 'eminently distinguished, both as composer and performer'. [1]

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1) Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. Grove, 5th edition, 1954, III, p 636; Dictionary of National Biography gives b. 1700 (?).

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Fulcher 1856
G. W. Fulcher, Life of Gainsborough, 1856.

Waterhouse 1958
E. K. Waterhouse, Gainsborough, 1958.

Whitley 1915
W. T. Whitley, Gainsborough, 1915.


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.