The Gibson Trail
During his lifetime, John Gibson RA (1790-1866) was one of Britain’s leading sculptors; despite his prominence at the time, he is little known today.
To coincide with the 150th anniversary of Gibson’s death, the exhibition John Gibson RA: A British Sculptor in Rome, hosted by the Royal Academy, presents over 30 rarely-exhibited works by the neoclassical artist and is accompanied by The Gibson Trail, a virtual exhibition that brings together all of Gibson’s works from London collections in one website.
The Gibson Trail provides images and information for more than 150 objects, including drawings, reliefs and sculptures from the collections at the Royal Academy, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Britain, the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, the National Portrait Gallery and Buckingham Palace. The site also features an interactive map of London, indicating all the current locations of Gibson’s works and thematic walks between museums holding related objects. The Gibson Trail was conceptualized by Anna Frasca-Rath (University of Vienna) and is realized in cooperation with the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities.
Dr. Anna Frasca-Rath
Uni Wien, Institut für Kunstgeschichte
ÖAW, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
Royal Academy of Arts
Großbritannien, Klassizismus, John Gibson, Bildhauer/in, Skulptur