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Thomas Sewell Robins (1814-1880) - San Feliu, Spain
  • Thomas Sewell Robins (1814-1880) - San Feliu, Spain

    Robins was predominantly a marine painter with a similar style to George Chambers and Charles Bentley. He mainly painted in watercolour and was elected to the N.W.S. in 1839 before resigning in 1866. His works always convey a sense of atmospheric effect and are finely detailed. This watercolour is an excellent late example of the artist and is signed and dated 1876. Robins travelled widely, with his continental views being amongst his best output. This watercolour depicts San Feliu in Spain and was also a favourite subject of the artist James Webb who produced at least two large oil paintings of this coast. 


    Medium: watercolour on paper, signed and dated l.r. 'TS Robins 76', 21.5  x 38 cm, framed.


    Provenance: Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, London (label verso); Beaulieu Fine Arts, Hampshire; Sotheby's Early British and Victorian Drawings & Watercolours sale, 31/1/1990, lot 112; Private collection, England.

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