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Caius Gabriel Cibber

Cibber or Cibert, Caius Gabriel (both: sĭbˈər) [key], 1630–1700, Danish-English sculptor. Cibber was appointed carver to the king's closet for his services to William III of England. He worked for a time for Sir Christopher Wren. Cibber is best known for his statues Melancholy and Raving Madness, both in London. He also executed sculptures (destroyed) for the Royal Exchange and other works now at Chatsworth.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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