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John Gibson

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sculptor; born at Gyffin, near Conway, he studied under Canova and Thorwaldsen in Rome, where he spent most of his life. He became the leading British sculptor of his period, working in an austere neo-classical atyle. He was famous for the 'Tinted Venus' sculpture exhibited at the International Exhibition, 1862 and also executed many memorials and busts.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

1857

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 92.1 x W 71.1 cm

Accession number

232

Acquisition method

Purchased, 1867. On long-term loan to Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales

Work type

Painting


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