John Gibson: A British Sculptor in Rome - the exhibition catalogue from Royal Academy available to buy at Museum Bookstore

John Gibson: A British Sculptor in Rome

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An excellent introduction to the sculptor, John Gibson

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.

Published on the 150th anniversary of Gibson’s death and an exhibition of his works at the Royal Academy, this book highlights his sublime works including his marble sculpture, Narcissus and his plaster reliefs The Meeting of Hero and Leander. The book also includes drawings from his studio as well as letters and notebooks.

  • Author: Anna Rath and Annette Wickham, Curator of Works on Paper at the Royal Academy
  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Date published: September 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1910350577
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 17 cm

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