Antique Victorian Maritime Watercolour Painting by Ts Robins Rws Dated 1868
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Antique Victorian maritime watercolour painting by TS Robins RWS dated 1868. Details on painting. Gilt gesso frame. Remains on label on the back which reads: "Thomas Sewell Robins RWS (British, 1810-1880). A watercolour maritime scene of boats in rough water ... (rest missing)". Size of frame: 29.5 x 22.25 inches; Size of canvas: 21.5 x 14.5 inches. Weight: just over 5kg (allow 10 kg once packed). A bit about TS Robins from Wikipedia: "Thomas Sewell Robins (1810 – 1880) was a British painter of maritime themes. Born 8 May 1810 in Devonport, Devon, he was admitted into the Royal Academy Schools on 22 April 1829 under the sponsorship of James Northcote, a former pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds. His professor of painting was Thomas Phillips and his lecturer in perspective was J.M.W. Turner. He was an early member of the New Watercolour Society and the Institute of Painters in Watercolours. Robins travelled extensively on the Continent, visiting France in 1842, Holland and Italy in 1845, the Mediterranean c. 1850, Holland and the Rhine in 1857, France in 1858, and Antwerp in 1859. A prolific painter, he exhibited 7 works at the RA; 39 at the British Institute; 21 at the Suffolk Street Galleries and 317 works at the New Watercolour Society. Failing health forced him to reduce his commitments in 1865-6. He died 9 August 1880, leaving his wife, Elizabeth and daughter, Delia. Robins specialized in coastal marine subjects, working primarily in watercolours and on occasion in oils. He did some paintings, particularly some large scale yachting scenes in the Solent some of which were engraved by Dolby, Harris and others. His work is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum, the British Museum, the City of Portsmouth Museum, Cartwright Hall (Bradford), Howarth Museum and Gallery (Accrington), Newport Art Gallery, the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum (Birkenhead), and the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. One oil painting of his in the National Maritime Museum dates from 1853 and is of HMS Assistance trapped in the Arctic ice. A more typical watercolour by Robins is "Bringing in the Nets" initialled TSR and dated 1861. He produced many similar works of varying quality. He seldom added titles except for brief phrases about location e.g. "Off Sheerness"; the titles are mostly assigned by the auction houses. During his travels Robins also made some pencil drawings and watercolour sketches of people in local dress. This chalk drawing is of a girl with wool gatherings but is not dated. Robins died in 1880."
Anthea's Attic has clarified that the Antique Victorian Maritime Watercolour Painting by Ts Robins Rws Dated 1868 (LA228061) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1868
Reasonable condition for its age - the frame does have some knocks and chips to the gilt plasterwork - priced accordingly.
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