The mystery surrounding a bust of James Gibbs in the Radcliffe Camera

13 February 2018 1.00pm 1.45pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Dana Josephson, former Bodleian Exhibitions and Portraits Conservator


Weston Library Information desk 01865 277094


The Radcliffe Camera holds two marble busts of its architect, James Gibbs. One is by an unknown sculptor, and some doubt that it is really Gibbs. Recently discovered evidence states that this bust, and not one by Michael Rysbrack in the V&A Museum, came from Strawberry Hill, the famous home of Horace Walpole. If true, can this tell us any more about the enigmatic bust?

IMAGE: courtesy of David J. Bridgwater. Bodleian Libraries.


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