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On 26th June 1899, to mark Alfred Gibson’s 55th year, 187 of his past and present pupils made a presentation to him at 33 Great Pulteney Street, London, which included this portrait along with a Broadwood piano, a music stand and a silver-mounted conductor’s baton. He is shown three-quarter length, with his violin under his chin and the bow held downward in his right hand. He wears a black suit and mustard-coloured waistcoat, and has a large blond handlebar moustache.
Royal Academy of Music
oil on canvas
H 126 x W 102 cm
presented by Mr J. C. Gibson, 1935
H. A. Olivier 99