Gibbons, Grinling

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Gibbons, Grinling Gender: M
born on 14 April 1648 (greg.) at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Rotterdam, Netherlands, 51n55, 4e28
Timezone LMT m4e28 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Harvey
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°42' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°11 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 26°17'

Grinling Gibbons


Dutch master sculptor, woodcarver, artist with murals and paneling who left the finest craft of his age on English buildings, cathedrals and palaces. Employed by royalty and most of the nobility of his time, he worked under five monarchs. Gibbons characteristic motifs of flowers, fruit, birds, fish and musical instruments were exquisitely carved and beautifully arranged. He also executed stone ornamentation, marble monuments and a couple of bronze statues.

Died 8/03/1721, London.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Martin Harvey "Nativitas I" quotes Gibbon's letter "about 3:00 to 4:00 in the morning." The date quoted in this entry is "new style" with the old style date of 4/04/1648


  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Artisan, sculptor, wood carver, statues)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Murals, panels)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection