Free online lecture about the work of Grinling Gibbons in the Country House and Royal Palace

  • June 03, 2021 11:06 AM
    Message # 10587346

    Wed June 16 at 1 pm EDT.

    Ada de Wit, Curator of Works of Art and Sculpture at the Wallace Collection, London will look at Grinling Gibbons, one of the greatest artists of the English Baroque. Born in Rotterdam to English parents, he moved to England in 1667 and went on to have a spectacular career as a woodcarver and a sculptor, largely owing to his unprecedented talent and entrepreneurial skills. He is credited with introducing realistic carving in lime to England and he championed the exuberant style that can be admired in some of England’s most iconic buildings, such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Hampton Court and Windsor Castle.

    August 2021 marks the tercentenary of Gibbons’s death, which provides the opportunity to review his work and legacy. This lecture will focus on his work in country houses and royal palaces. It will also explain some popular misconceptions about him in light of new scholarship.

    NB: It is free to register for this event but there is an opportunity to donate to The Attingham Society Scholarship Fund by choosing the relevant donation option instead. Thank you in advance.

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