Thomas Robinson

Born Before 1770 died 1810 Anglo Irish/Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Thomas Robinson, born in Windermere, was a disciple of George Romney. He moved to Ireland at the age of twenty. He advertised his portraits in the Dublin Chronicle for twenty guineas a whole-length, ten for a half-length and four for head only. While Romney made an impression on his work, Gainsborough became his principal sway. He painted his most famous work in Lisburn, the "Battle of Ballynahinch" (NGI), which shows the influence of Benjamin West. In 1801 Robinson settled in Belfast. He painted "Procession in honour of Lord Nelson," a name he changed from "Review of the Belfast Volunteers and Yeomanry by the Earl of Hardwicke" and inserted Lord Nelson into it to sell it. In 1908 Thomas Robinson settled in Dublin and there became president of the Society of Artists. He died in Dublin in 1810.

 

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A
Gothic Scene

A Gothic Scene

William
Ritchie

William Ritchie

Mrs Amelia
Montgomery

Mrs Amelia Montgomery

William
Sharman

Colonel William Sharman

The Battle of
Ballynahinch

The Battle of Ballynahinch#

Barry
Yelverton

Barry Yelverton Later Second Viscount Avonmore

Paddy
Whack

Paddy Whack