William Gibb

1839 - 1929

Artist. Born at Laurieston (Falkirk), the older brother of Robert Gibb (1845 - 1932). He trained under Robert Scott Lauder (1803-69), a founder of the Royal Scottish Academy. Gibb continued his training in London, where he met John Phillip (1817-67). Gibb specialised in accurate watercolours of relics and artefacts, faithfully reproducing the collections of antiquarians of the time. From these watercolours he produced chromolithographs, including 'Relics of the Royal House of Stuart', the results gifted to the National Library of Scotland. In 1896, he published a collection of thirty-six chromolithographs depicting 'Naval and Military Trophies and Personal Relics of British Heroes', dedicated to Queen Victoria. Gibb lies buried at Warriston Cemetery.

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