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This fresh study of Gibbons is penetrating in approach, casts an often critical light on the reasons for the ups and downs of his career, from the early days of a Yorkshire apprenticeship to his short period as a ship carver in Deptford, London, his adoption by the notable diarist, John Evelyn, and his involvement with Sir Christopher Wren and the monarchy of the day.


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Grinling Gibbons

  • The book also covers the use of Gibbons' design motifs, the recurrence of objects in the composition of his most famous pieces, and casts light on many of his equally gifted contemporaries and imitators.

        Woodcarvers, sculptors, artists, and craftspeople, schools and colleges.

        Frederick Oughton


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