- Museum number
Drawing; figure of a man, George Augustus Robinson, in a tunic jacket and peak cap sitting on a log, one man is in the water behind swimming and pushing the log, trees on nearby shore. 1830
Graphite and ink on paper.
- Production date
Height: 16.50 centimetres
Width: 9.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This may possibly be the River Forth. Robinson's journal of 15 September 1830:
'After travelling about five miles from the Leven came to the River Forth. At the time I arrived the tide was about half ebb. Made a raft of some driftwood that lay on the banks and crossed the whole of the party and baggage over'.
(Plomley, Friendly Mission)
This is part of a collection of twenty-nine drawings by GA Robinson held by the British Museum, seven of which are on the opposite side of another drawing.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- This was probably part of the collection of artworks and ethnographic objects which Joseph Barnard Davis (q.v.) acquired from Robinson's widow in the 1860s, and which AW Franks (q.v.) later purchased for the British Museum at the auction sale of Davis's estate in 1883.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Oc2006Drg103-Rob