GIBBS, CHARLES *#
- Born: 1825 Died: 1877
Stained-glass maker, of London. Charles Gibbs was born in 1825, the eldest son of Isaac Alexander Gibbs, an artist who established a stained glass workshop in Marylebone Road, London circa 1827.(1) After their father's death in 1851, Charles and his younger brother Alexander continued the family business, initially under the name of Isaac Gibbs and then from 1854 or 1855 under their own names. In 1857 Alexander Gibbs broke away to set up his own independent business in Bloomsbury, trading as ALEXANDER GIBBS & amp; CO., while Charles remained in the original premises in Marylebone Road. He was declared bankrupt in 1862(2) but subsequently continued in business.
Charles Gibbs designed windows for the Church of Ireland churches at Knockane, Co. Kerry, and at Monkstown, Co. Cork.(3)
Address: 48 Marylebone Road, London.(4)
See WORKS, for Irish work only.
Information about Charles Alexander Gibbs not oterwise attributed is from Gwydr Lliw ynbg Nghymru: Stained Glass in Wales, http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/person/148 (last visited. Mar 2014).
(1) Advertisement of Charles Gibbs Sen., in Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 2, no. 2 (15 Sep 1859), 51.
(2) London Gazette, 12 Aug 1862.
(3) Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/search/window/artist.33/results (last visited Mar 2014).
(4) See note 1, above.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for GIBBS, CHARLES *#
|Building:||CO. CORK, MONKSTOWN, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST (CI)|
|Nature:||Double lancet window in NE transept (Saul after the stoning of Stephen and St Paul's farewell at Corinth).
Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/building/3241/ (last visited, Mar 2014).
|Building:||CO. KERRY, KNOCKANE, CHURCH (CI)|
|Nature:||Stained glass window (Emblems of the Evangelists), for Richard, the Macgillicuddy of the Reeks. (Moved to Church of St James (CI), Killorglin, after deconsecration of Knockane church.)
Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/building/3123/ (last visited, Mar 2014).