John Gibson, R.A. 1790 - 1866
Sleeping Shepherd Boy
Photo: R.A./Paul Highnam
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Sleeping Shepherd Boy, 1818
Plaster, 1105 X 470 X 940 X 100 kg
Bequeathed by John Gibson, R.A., 1866
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This is the model for Gibson's first original marble sculpture. It was made under the supervision of Canova who encouraged his protégé to look to both classical sculpture and the life-model for inspiration.

This work is on display on the Sackler Gallery Landing.