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 (gĭb′ənz), Orlando 1583-1625.
English composer noted for choral music and for madrigals such as "The Silver Swan."


1. (Biography) Grinling. 1648–1721, English sculptor and woodcarver, noted for his delicate carvings of fruit, flowers, birds, etc
2. (Biography) Orlando. 1583–1625, English organist and composer, esp of anthems, motets, and madrigals


(ˈgɪb ənz)

Orlando, 1583–1625, English composer.
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Clare Griffiths names Calon: A Journey to the Heart of Welsh Rugby, and Gabriel Josipovici suggests The Lost Carving, about a year spent restoring the Hampton Court carvings of Grinling Gibbons, severely damaged by fire.
In which branch of the arts was the 17th century craftsman Grinling Gibbons best known?
Here he shows a complete understanding of Bernini, Grinling Gibbons and Tijou and yet is utterly sympathetic to Wren and he saw the need to complete the war-damaged cathedral with an inspiring memorial.
The exception to this were the fantastic creations by a sculptor and wood carver called Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721).
Conservationists believe the lead structure's internal oak framework could confirm the theory it was constructed by Dutch master sculptor Grinling Gibbons.
Others were wickedly funny, such as the wooden cravat, carved by Grinling Gibbons, which Walpole would wear as a joke.
This secluded Grade I-listed Georgian mansion has stunning carvings reputedly by Grinling Gibbons, a majestic sweeping staircase and beautiful drawing rooms.
What was the nationality of Grinling Gibbons, who became master carver in wood to King George I?
QUESTION 14-for 14 points: What creature did the 18th century wood carver Grinling Gibbons always incorporate into his designs?
Holme Lacy has retained all the original features of this splendid house - oak-panelled dining rooms, a majestic staircase, sedate drawing rooms and carvings reputedly by Grinling Gibbons.
He has spent millions restoring it, complete with Grinling Gibbons carvings and a swimming pool with marble pillars.
The van Dycks are so weak that, which is hard to believe, Sir Godfrey Kneller outdoes them in his portrait of Grinling Gibbons as a burly craftsman, ill at ease in unaccustomed finery.