Jacobus Gibbs Architectus.

Jacobus Gibbs Architectus.
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A decorative, half length portrait of the architect James Gibbs (1682-1754), enclosed within a elaborately garlanded architectural oval frame. A friend of Hogarth’s through their joint association with the Foundling Hospital and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, Gibbs’ most famous works were the church of St. Martin’s in the Fields, the Senate House, Cambridge and the Radcliffe Library, Oxford. Gibbs is depicted here, smiling genially out, wearing an unbuttoned coat and open necked shirt and gsturing with his left hand.