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Seymour Kirkup, Florence, 2 Ponte Vecchio, to [John] Gibson

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

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Reference code

GI/1/210

Title

Seymour Kirkup, Florence, 2 Ponte Vecchio, to [John] Gibson

Date

19 Feb 1865

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

The writer informs Gibson that he had heard him greatly abused for colouring statues in the manner of the ancient Greeks. He compares Gibson to Galileo in terms of innovation, and describes a coloured statuette he made himself at Sévres. The writer advises Gibson to go experimenting in a small way.