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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The open date and status above indicate when Grinling Gibbons Primary School opened or when it changed to its most recent incarnation, with a number of schools converting to academies in recent years.
"Once we've got him open, we will hopefully see more evidence to point towards this being a Grinling Gibbons piece.
He has spent millions restoring it, complete with Grinling Gibbons carvings and a swimming pool with marble pillars.
The van Dycks are so weak that, which is hard to believe, Sir Godfrey Kneller outdoes them in his portrait of Grinling Gibbons as a burly craftsman, ill at ease in unaccustomed finery.
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.
I may also imagine that Shakespeare's Text looks like a deep level of complicitous discoursing, whereas, in fact, its depth comes from the poet indeed being a sort of "inventor of language." Then the poet would be like some crazed carpenter building a barn with decorations as delicate as Grinling Gibbons. Berger himself proposes at one point that we think of the playwright as inventing dramatic scripts on the expressive model of the brilliantly inturning Sonnets.
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. Though not an opera house in the strictest sense, some of the versions of Shakespeare by Shadwell and others performed there spill over into the realm of opera by virtue of the music provided for them by Purcell.
The splendid carving on the main facade is "99.6% 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'.