John Gibson RA - A British Sculptor in Rome


8 September — 18 December 2016

To mark the 150th anniversary of his death, this exhibition highlights the sculpture of John Gibson RA.

John Gibson (1790–1866) was the most successful British sculptor of his generation. Born in Conwy, Wales, he moved to Italy in 1817 and settled in Rome where he studied with the famous neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova before setting up his own studio in the city. By the time he made his first return visit to the UK in 1844, ‘Gibson of Rome' was a famous artist and soon became one of Prince Albert's favourite sculptors, producing several portraits of Queen Victoria.

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