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John Gibson RA, Nymph at the Bath
John Gibson RA, Nymph at the Bath

Nymph at the Bath, 1824-1830

John Gibson RA (1790 - 1866)

RA Collection: Art

The Earl of Yarborough admired Gibson's 'Sleeping Shepherd Boy' and commissioned him to sculpt a graceful female figure. Gibson's increasing workload meant the Earl had to wait six years before receiving the sculpture. He was placated with progress reports from Rome, in one of which Gibson described the work as:

"A nymph sitting, and whilst arranging her sandal, her attention is drawn off, which gives a momentary suspense to her occupation. Her form is slender and very youthful."

Object details

Title
Nymph at the Bath
Artist/designer
John Gibson RA (1790 - 1866)
Date
1824-1830
Object type
Sculpture
Medium
Plaster
Dimensions

1245 mm x 535 mm x 610 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/1923
Acquisition
Bequeathed by John Gibson RA 1866
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