Grinling Gibbons: his Life, Work and Influence — Ada de Wit

Grinling Gibbons is one of the most important artists of the British Baroque; he revolutionised English woodcarving and interior decoration. He was not only a great carver, who decorated all sorts of objects, including furniture, but he was also a sculptor, designer, art connoisseur and businessman. The Tercentenary of Gibbons’ death provides an opportunity to explore this versatile artist. This lecture will give an overview of his life and work in light of new research.

Ada de Wit is Curator of Works of Art and Sculpture at the Wallace Collection, London. She has conducted extensive research on seventeenth-century woodcarving in the Netherlands and Britain, and is a trustee of the Grinling Gibbons Society.

This lecture is being hosted by the Furniture History Society (FHS). FHS members will receive a link for the event via email. Non-members: purchase tickets here.