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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Portrait of Grinling Gibbons

Drawing
ca. 1690-1720 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Indian ink portrait depicting the sculptor and wood-carver Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), a preliminary drawing for a mezzotint. Inscribed with the name of the sitter and erroneously 'Drawing by Kneller'.
read Grinling Gibbons – an introduction Grinling Gibbons (1648 – 1721) is Britain's most celebrated wood carver, his name synonymous with an evergreen style of decoration that transformed the interiors of many of the nation's greatest palaces, churches and institutions. He was also a designer and ran a flourishing business suppl...
object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Indian ink drawing
Brief Description
Indian ink portrait by John Smith depicting the sculptor and wood-carver Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), a preliminary drawing for a mezzotint by Smith after the picture by Sir Godfrey Kneller. Great Britain, ca. 1690-1720.
Physical Description
Indian ink portrait depicting the sculptor and wood-carver Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), a preliminary drawing for a mezzotint. Inscribed with the name of the sitter and erroneously 'Drawing by Kneller'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 10.75in
  • Width: 9.3in
Dimensions taken from departmental notes
Subjects depicted
Associated Object
21867 (Version)
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1937, London: Board of Education, 1938.
Collection
Accession Number
E.166-1937

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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