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GIBBONS, Grinling (1648 - 1721), Sculptor, carver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GIBBONS, Grinling (1648 - 1721), Sculptor, carver

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British, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 4 April 1648, in Rotterdam, to British parents; died 3 August 1721, in London.

Sculptor, carver.

Grinling Gibbons grew up in Rotterdam, where he may have been apprenticed to Artus Quellin I. He moved to England in 1667, at the age of 19, spending time in York before settling in Deptford, where he was discovered by the diarist John

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