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, John Gibson, Rome, to Sir Charles [Eastlake]
, John Gibson, Rome, to Sir Charles [Eastlake]
, John Gibson, Rome, to Sir Charles [Eastlake]
, John Gibson, Rome, to Sir Charles [Eastlake]

John Gibson, Rome, to Sir Charles [Eastlake]

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RAA/PRA/1/1/1

Title

John Gibson, Rome, to Sir Charles [Eastlake]

Date

12 Nov 1864

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece, 3pp.

Content Description

Gibson wishes to bequeath his models and the sum of £32,000 to the Royal Academy, after the example of Canova and Thorvaldsen. He suggests that the collection might appeal to the public, if it were opened to them during the exhibition. Gibson feels that his work would be of use to young sculptors, as an illustration of his style, and that of Canova and Thorwaldsen. The letter also contains remarks by Gibson on the plan of two rooms to contain his models.