GIBBON, BENJAMIN PHELPS (1802 - 1851), line-engraver

Name: Benjamin Phelps Gibbon
Date of birth: 1802
Date of death: 1851
Parent: Jane Gibbon
Parent: Benjamin Gibbon
Gender: Male
Occupation: line-engraver
Area of activity: Art and Architecture
Author: Megan Ellis

Son of Benjamin Gibbon, vicar of Penally, Pembrokeshire, and Jane his wife, was born in 1802. He was educated at the Clergy Orphan school and learned engraving under Edward Scriven and J. H. Robinson. He engraved several works after Edwin Landseer and among his engraved portraits is one of queen Victoria after William Fowler. A delicacy of touch distinguished his works, but they are not now much in demand. Gibbon died in London 28 July 1851.


Published date: 1959

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