Person    | Male  Born 14/4/1648  Died 3/8/1721

Grinling Gibbons

Categories: Sculpture

Countries: Netherlands

Born Rotterdam. Wood carver and sculptor. Other works in London: a marble font in St James's Piccadilly, carvings in Whitehall Palace. Lived and died in Bow Street. See Discovering London for some more info. A London Inheritance has a good post on St Mary Abchurch where a fine and rare piece of Gibbons carving can be seen.

Famed for his skill in wood, at least half of his professional output was in stone.

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Grinling Gibbons

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Bow Street

Bow Street was formed about 1637. It has been the residence of many notable m...

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King Cadwaladr

St Martin within Ludgate King Cadwal built the first church here, just inside...

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Old Admiralty Building

In the mid 16th century this site was the timber yard for the nearby Whitehal...

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Grinling Gibbons

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Charles I statue

Made in 1633 during Charles I's reign, London’s oldest bronze statue was inte...

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James II statue

Sculpted by Grinling Gibbons or one of his pupils this is considered a very f...

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Robert Clayton statue

The inscription is quite badly damaged but we found a transcription in a 1776...

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H. Young & Co.

H. Young & Co.

Foundry opened in Eccleston Street, Pimlico.

Group, Industry, Sculpture

3 memorials
Joseph Hermon Cawthra

Joseph Hermon Cawthra

Other work in London includes: the Mother and Child in Bishop's Park, Hammersmith; relief work on the Sadler's Wells Theatre, Islington; and the Britannia that looks down on Piccadilly Circus from ...

Person, Sculpture

2 memorials
Heinrich Karl Baucke
1 memorial
John Bumpstead

John Bumpstead

City mason active post Great Fire of 1666.

Person, Sculpture

1 memorial
John Wesley Seale

John Wesley Seale

Sculptor. Born Wiltshire. His son, J. H. G. and his grandsons, J. H. and A. B., all became sculptors. John Wesley died at home, Swiss Cottage, Jardin Street, Albany Road, Camberwell.

Person, Sculpture

8 memorials