Thursday, November 1, 2012


Here are the two other images of Grinling Gibbons that adorn the walls of my workroom, as I mention on p. 4.  First, a copy of a ca. 1690 portrait of Gibbons by Godfrey Kneller.  Gibbons is measuring the head of Proserpina as carved by Bernini:

Second, a mezzotint of a ca. 1691 portrait of by John Closterman of Gibbons reclining complacently alongside his trophy wife: