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John Gibson RA, Study of an angel for the monument to Edward and Margaret Roscoe

Study of an angel for the monument to Edward and Margaret Roscoe, by ca. 1840

John Gibson RA (1790 - 1866)

RA Collection: Art

A pen and ink drawing of a standing angel seen in profile from the left with her right hand raised and her head lifted. At her foot is an anchor. This drawing is for the figure of an angel that Gibson depicted on his relief commemorating Edward and Margaret Roscoe (ca. 1840, Unitarian Church, Ullet Rd., Liverpool, also known as 'Hope'). The drawing is in outline with some hatched shading and is within a rectangular pen and ink border.

The finished design was published as a line engraving in Engravings from the Original Compositions of John Gibson, R.A., Sculptor. Rome...Drawn by P. Guglielmi and engraved under the direction of Lewis Gruner by Th. Langer, O. Ufer and Siedentopfi, London 1861, Plate LIV

Object details

Title
Study of an angel for the monument to Edward and Margaret Roscoe
Artist/designer
John Gibson RA (1790 - 1866)
Date
by ca. 1840
Object type
Drawing
Medium
Pen and ink over pencil on wove paper
Dimensions

321 mm x 222 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
05/651
Acquisition
Bequeathed by John Gibson RA 1866

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