Thursday, 22 December 2016

Tour Scotland Photograph Borthwick Castle Painting By Robert Gibb

Tour Scotland photograph of a Borthwick Castle painting by Robert Gibb, who was born on 28 October 1845 in 28 Greenside Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Gibb, a builder. The family moved to Mayfield Terrace in the south of the city whilst he was a toddler. He studied art at evening classes at the Board of Manufacturers in Edinburgh and at the life school of the Royal Scottish Academy, and began exhibiting at the RSA in 1867. Gibb was sought after also as a portrait painter and among his subjects were Henry M. Stanley, the African explorer, the Reverend. Joseph Parker, D.D., Sir Arthur Halkett, Baronet, and the artist's wife, the former Margaret Shennan, second daughter of the Lord Dean of the Guild, whom he married in 1885. He died at his residence at 2 Bruntsfield Crescent, Edinburgh in 1932, and he was given a full military funeral with honour guard at his funeral in Warriston Cemetery in Edinburgh on February 15. His grave lies on a path edge south of the vaults but has no gravestone.

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