Alexander Gibbs & Co. (1858-1915)

Alexander Gibbs (c.1831-1886) was one of three sons of Isaac Alexander Gibbs (1802-51) who became stained-glass designers. The family firm was established around 1848, but split in 1858. Alexander Gibbs' studio was still functioning as Alexander Gibbs & Co. until 1915. Among his major commissions was the west window of St Mary Magdalene, Taunton (1862) and that for All Saints, Margaret Street (1877). He was a close collaborator of William Butterfield. The earliest commission Butterfield seems to have entrusted to Gibbs was about 1860, St John's, Newbury, Berkshire, now destroyed.

Gibbs was also a talented artist on tile. In 1874 he executed tile panels for the north wall of All Saints, Margaret Street, and c.1865 had executed a wonderfully colourful set known as 'The Shakespeare', possibly for a Manchester pub. His own workshop, The Bloomsbury Stained Glass Works, was originally in London at 38 Bedford Square, but moved in 1876 to Bloomsbury Street.

Further reading

John Morgan-Guy, Alexander Gibbs (c.1831-1886) (Lampeter: 2007).

Molyneux Kerr Architects, All Saints Margaret Street Conservation Management Plan (2006).

Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 54.

Martin Harrison, Victorian Stained Glass (London: 1980), pp. 27-8, 63, 77.



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  Christ Blessing Children and Christ the Good Shepherd Christ Blessing Children and Christ the Good Shepherd
artist: Alexander Gibbs
about 1860
Church of St Cwyfan, Llangwyfan, Denbighshire
east wall of the chancel
  Acts of Mercy Acts of Mercy
firm/studio: Alexander Gibbs
about 1866
Church of St Giles, Wrexham
south wall of the south aisle
  East Window East Window
firm/studio: Alexander Gibbs & Co.
1868
Church of St Dunawd, Bangor-on-Dee, Wrexham
east wall of the chancel
  Scenes from the Passion and the Nativity Scenes from the Passion and the Nativity
firm/studio: Alexander Gibbs
1868
Church of St Peter, Bont-goch, Ceredigion
east wall of sanctuary
  Scenes from the Life of Christ Scenes from the Life of Christ
firm/studio: Alexander Gibbs & Co.
1877
Church of St Dunawd, Bangor-on-Dee, Wrexham
south wall of the south aisle
  Scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ Scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ
firm/studio: Alexander Gibbs
1877
Church of St Tyrnog, Llandyrnog, Denbighshire
west wall of the south nave
  The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ
firm/studio: Alexander Gibbs & Co.
about 1878
Church of St Collen, Llangollen, Denbighshire
south wall of the south aisle
  Scenes from the Resurrection of Christ Scenes from the Resurrection of Christ
firm/studio: Alexander Gibbs & Co.
1879
Church of St Mary, Carew, Pembrokeshire
east wall of the chancel
  The Risen Christ Appearing to St Mary Magdalene The Risen Christ Appearing to St Mary Magdalene
firm/studio: Alexander Gibbs & Co.
1879
Church of St Collen, Llangollen, Denbighshire
north aisle
  Christ Blessing Children Brought by their Mothers Christ Blessing Children Brought by their Mothers
firm/studio: Alexander Gibbs & Co.
1879
Church of St Collen, Llangollen, Denbighshire
north wall of the north aisle chapel




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