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{{subst:Quick infobox|William Gibson|1664|1702|}} William Gibson (born 1664 died 1702), miniature-painter, was nephew of Richard Gibson, the dwarf, from whom he received instruction. He was also a pupil of Sir Peter Lely, and was very successful in his copies of Lely's works. He attained great eminence as a miniature-painter, and was largely employed by the nobility. At the sale of Lely's collection of prints and drawings by the old masters, Gibson bought a great number, and added considerably to them by subsequent purchases. He lived in the parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, and died of a lethargy in 1702, aged 58. He was buried at Richmond in Surrey.[DNB 1][DNB 2][DNB 3][DNB 4][1]


  1.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain

    L. C.

    (1890). "Gibson, William (1664-1702) (DNB00)". In Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 21. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 0.

DNB references[edit]

These references are found in the DNB article referred to above.

  1. Walpole's Anecd. of Painting, ed. Dallaway and Wornum
  2. De Piles's Lives of the Painters
  3. British Museum Addit. manuscript 19131 (Davy manuscripts) folio 257
  4. Manning and Bray's Hist. of Surrey, i. 433.

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