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GIBBON , BENJAMIN PHELPS ( 1802 - 1851 ), line-engraver ,

son of Benjamin Gibbon , vicar of Penally, Pembs. , and Jane his wife, was b. in 1802 . He was educated at the Clergy Orphan school and learned engraving under Edward Scriven and J. H. Robinson . He engraved several works after Edwin Landseer and among his engraved portraits is one of queen Victoria after William Fowler . A delicacy of touch distinguished his works, but they are not now much in demand. Gibbon d. in London 28 July 1851 .

Sources:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • Slater and Maxwell-Barbour , Engravings and their value a guide for the print collector , 3rd edition, 1900 , 341.

Author:

Miss Megan Ellis, (1906-2001), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959