GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
GI John Gibson, RA, papers c. 1822-1866
GI/1 Correspondence 1824-1866
                        >GI/1/7 John Gibson, Rome, to G. E. Anson 24 Mar 1845
Reference CodeGI/1/7
TitleJohn Gibson, Rome, to G. E. Anson
Date24 Mar 1845
Extent & Medium1 piece
Content DescriptionCopy letter. Gibson is pleased that Saulini's cameo [of Queen Victoria] had arrived safely and met with the approval of Prince Albert. Gibson had sent a package to the consul at Rome containing drawings of some of the works of leading sculptors, including himself, with prices marked. He comments on a number of them, including Tenerani's 'Psyche in a Faint', [William] Theed's 'Narcissus', and his own group depicting the Spartan youth Acrotates and Queen Caledonia, and statue of a boy taking aim with a walnut. Gibson also gives prices for copies of antique statues. He concludes by mentioning that he was working every day on the full size model of the Queen's statue.