GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
GI John Gibson, RA, papers c. 1822-1866
GI/1 Correspondence 1824-1866
                        >GI/1/36 K M Bruce, Osborne, Isle of Wight, to [John] Gibson 29 Apr [1864]
Reference CodeGI/1/36
TitleK M Bruce, Osborne, Isle of Wight, to [John] Gibson
Date29 Apr [1864]
Extent & Medium1 piece
Historical Background'In 1864, Gibson journeyed to Osborne at the invitation of the Queen, who consulted him over the design of the national memorial to her husband. However, Gibson declined to contribute to the project, as it would have meant remaining in England during the winter to undertake the work; his offer to make in Rome the model of Europe, one of the four allegorical groups, came too late' [DNB.]
Content DescriptionNotifying Gibson that he was to be offered a commission to undertake the group representing Asia on the memorial to Prince Albert, while informing him privately that Queen Victoria wished to know if he would prefer any of the other quarters of the globe.
Associated MaterialGI/1/36-41