Grinling Gibbons


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Gibbons, Grinling,

1648–1721, English wood carver and sculptor, b. Rotterdam. From the reign of Charles II to that of George I he was master wood carver to the crown. Sir Christopher Wren employed him for architectural decoration. Blenheim, Whitehall Palace, and the library of Trinity College, Cambridge, contain masterly carvings by Gibbons. Other works include a marble font in St. James's, Piccadilly, and a bronze statue of James II outside the National Gallery, London.
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Once we've got him open, we will hopefully see more evidence to point towards this being a Grinling Gibbons piece.
The portrait of Grinling Gibbons brings the group up to date with Sir Robert's familiar circle and his allies at Houghton Hall.
The restoration of the Monument to Baptiste Noel Lord Viscount Campden by Grinling Gibbons in the Church of St.
Harwood is also on the mark when Grinling Gibbons trounces Cadogan Lane (Barry Hills/Pat Eddery) in the mile-and-six handicap.
To round off the day, golfers can enjoy a lavish feast in the Grinling Gibbons dining room and a brandy by an open fire.
Grinling Gibbons, born in the Netherlands in 1648, was regarded by many as a premier woodcarver.
Then the poet would be like some crazed carpenter building a barn with decorations as delicate as Grinling Gibbons.
Designed and built by Wren at a cost of 10 000[pounds], it was the most resplendent theatre of its time, with two tiers of seven boxes each holding 20 people, a well equipped backstage and a proscenium arch decorated by Grinling Gibbons.
6% certain" to be the work of the great Grinling Gibbons,
The inventory of the Waterworks, taken in March 1704 and now in The National Archives, provides the additional information that the curtains were 'Redd' and that the auditorium was decorated with the royal coat of arms carved in lime wood by Grinling Gibbons, much ornamental ironwork by the ironsmith, Jean Tijou, twenty-two pictures (some painted by Louis Laguerre) and '40 Lead Flower potts'.
Few of the drawings are signed, so Geraghty has to discriminate between the hands of Wren, Hawksmoor (to whom he gives about 120 of the drawings), Edward Woodroofe, Thomas Laine, Robert Hooke, Edward Pearce, William Dickinson, Grinling Gibbons and other, non-office, hands.
I'd looked out nearby St Mary Abchurch which I'd read had an altar carved by Grinling Gibbons.