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Imitations Of Drawings By Iohn Gibson R.A. Sculptor. Engraved By G. Wenzel And L. Prosseda Rome 1852.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



[London:]: Published By J. Hogarth, 5, Haymarket,, 1852.

Physical Description

Engr. t.pl., [39] pl.; 382×532 mm.


[T.pl.] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed in the plate as drawn by Gibson apart from no. [29]. Two are signed as engraved by F. Jordan [pl. 6, 11]; one, as engraved by G. Wenzel [pl. 10].

Almost all carry the publisher's imprint of J. Hogarth.


B. Read, Victorian sculpture (1982); J.B. Hartman, 'Canova. Thorvaldsen and Gibson', in Eng. Misc., 6 (1955), p.205-35.

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1852 is carried by the title-plate and most plates; that of 1851 appears on the first eleven plates (and pl. [6] is dated in the plate '1849').

All plates are captioned. The subjects of most are from Greek mythology, as treated in the Iliad, the Greek dramatists and the Aeneid. But some have general subjects, such as 'Mother and Child' or 'Design for a Monument'. Plate [[8] has the Christian subject, 'Suffer the little children to come unto me'.


Bought in 1861 or 1862 (Annual Report From The Council Of The Royal Academy; 1862).

Binding Note

20th-century light brown cloth-covered boards, upper cover lettered 'Imitations Of Drawings By J. Gibson'.

Name as Subject


Mythology, Greek
Drawings - Europe - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


John Gibson RA, source artist
Giovanni Wenzel, engraver
L. Prosseda, engraver
Joseph Hogarth, publisher
F. Jordan, engraver