Gibson, John (17901866)

Gibson, John, sculptor, born at Gyffin, near Conway, Wales, of humble parentage; after serving an apprenticeship to a cabinet-maker in Liverpool, he took to carving in wood and stone, and supported by Roscoe became a pupil of Canova and afterwards of Thorwaldsen in Rome; here he made his home and did his best work; mention may be made of “Theseus and the Robber,” “Amazon thrown from her horse,” statues of George Stephenson, Peel, and Queen Victoria; in 1836 he was elected a member of the Royal Academy (17901866).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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