John Gibson RA
Born 19 June 1790
Died 27 January 1866
Active: 1818 - 1865
Country of birth and death: Wales
Born Gyffin, Nr Conwy, Caernarvonshire, Wales and died 144 Via Babuino, Rome.
Wealth at death: £40,000 0s. 0d.
Probate date: 3 May 1866
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Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at The International Exhibition, London, 1862
Exhibited at Exhibition of Fair Women (International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London), 1909
Exhibited at National Exhibition of Works of Art at Leeds, 1868
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition), 1768-
1816 - 1864
Exhibited 21 times, average 2 works per year, most before 1851. Exhibited in 1851 and 1864.
Exhibited at Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations (London), 1851
Exhibited at Liverpool autumn exhibition of modern pictures: the fourteenth (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool), 1884
The Three Graces (cat. no. 2223, exhibited in Room H, not for sale - exhibited posthumously).
Institutional and Business Connections
Donor to Royal Academy of Arts
The Academy obtained a bequest of a 'notable collection of casts from the works executed by him [John Gibson]'. See Royal Academy 'Annual Report', (1869), p. 8.
Elected ARA Royal Academy of Arts
4 November 1833
Elected RA in 1836.
Elected RA Royal Academy of Arts
10 February 1836
Worked with Art Union of London
1846 (Circa) - 1860 (Circa)
To reproduce 'Narcissus' (editions in 1846, 1849 and 1850) and 'Venus and Cupid' (editions in 1858 and 1860) in parian ware
Catalogue of the National Exhibition of Works of Art at Leeds 1868
Cat. No. 625, p. 204
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Martin Greenwood, ‘Gibson, John (1790–1866)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, May 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/10625, accessed 10 Feb 2009]
Citing this record
'John Gibson RA', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib2_1202170179, accessed 26 Mar 2017]