John Gibson

John Gibson

John Gibson (19 June 1790 – 27 January 1866) was a Welsh Neoclassical sculptor who studied in Rome under Canova. He excelled chiefly in bas-relief, notably the two life-size works The Hours Leading the Horses of the Sun and Phaethon driving the Chariot of the Sun, but was also proficient in monumental and portrait statuary. He is famous for his statues of Sir Robert Peel (Westminster Abbey), William Huskisson (St George's Square) and Queen Victoria (Houses of Parliament). Gibson was elected a Royal Academician in 1836, and left the contents of his studio to the Royal Academy, where many of his marbles and casts are currently on display. He arrived in Rome in October 1817, at a comparatively late age for a first visit. There he was generously received by Antonio Canova, to whom he had introductions, the Venetian sculptor putting not only his experience in art but his purse at the English student's service. Edmonia Lewsi, Hatty Hosmer, Matilda Hay ad all other sculptresses of the so called "costellation of 12 stars in Rome" trained at his studio.

Charlotte Cushman
Lowes Cato Dickinson
John Gibson
Edmonia Lewis
Henry Wreford
Mary Wreford
Anne Elsa Tremoulet
Beatrice Muthelet
Clement Noel
Fabrizia Sacchi
Jerome Lefranc
Marie Modiano
Peter von Poehl
Mauro Gioia

Programme

Music And Silence

Ombra Felice Quartet

16th September
at 6pm

Béatrice Muthelet – alto, Clément Noel – oboe, Anne-Elsa Tremoulet – violin, Jerome Le Franc – cello

Open

Ballad Of The Spirits

Peter von Poehl and Marie Modiano

17th September
at 6pm

Open

I Am A phantom Fool

Fabrizia Sacchi

18th September
at 6pm

Open
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