GIBBS, James
(b. 1682, Aberdeen, d. 1754, London)

Exterior view

St. Mary-le-Strand, London

In preparation of priesthood, James Gibbs had traveled to Rome in 1703, but then went to study under the architect Carlo Fontana. His first building on English soil, St. Mary-le-Strand, reflects Italian antecedents, a variety of Mannerist models.