I wasn’t convinced that I would make it to the Grinling Gibbons exhibition before it transfers to Compton Verney, but was pleased I did – small, but choice, starting with a display of carving tools from the studio of the late David Esterly, who was such an advocate for Gibbons:-
It’s very nice to be able to study Gibbons’s carvings – and carving technique up close:-
He’s pretty amazing (these two photographs are from Northbrook House in Kirtlington):-
I don’t think I have ever seen the font cover from All-Hallows-by-the-Tower:-
It’s quite an achievement to have put the exhibition together for Gibbons’s tercentenary.