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John Gibson RA, Sleeping Shepherd Boy

Sleeping Shepherd Boy, 1818

John Gibson RA (1790 - 1866)

RA Collection: Art

This is the model for Gibson's first original marble sculpture. It was made under the supervision of Canova who encouraged his protégé to look to both classical sculpture and the life-model for inspiration.

Object details

Title
Sleeping Shepherd Boy
Artist/designer
John Gibson RA (1790 - 1866)
Date
1818
Object type
Sculpture
Medium
Plaster
Dimensions

1105 mm x 470 mm x 940 mm, Weight: 100 kg

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/1919
Acquisition
Bequeathed by John Gibson RA 1866
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