- Also known as
primary name: Robinson, J
other name: Darling & Robinson
- individual; publisher/printer; printmaker; British; Male
- Other dates
- 1786-1810 (fl.)
- Next to York House, Piccadilly & Turnbridge Wells (1786)
Newport Street, London (1787)
No.9, Great Newport Street, London (1796)
- Print publisher (possibly associated with theatre, as published a print jointly with S. De Wilde (q.v.). Trade card in Heal Collection (Heal,99.120) advertises "Robinson, Engraver, Printseller & Printer, (Late Partner with Mr. Darling). No.9 Great Newport Street, Long Acre, London. Sells the greatest variety of Prints & Drawings, with every Implement for Drawing, Etching or Engraving, Also Engraves Coats of Arms, Compliment & Visiting Cards, Bills of Parcells [sic], Notes, Shop Cards, &c. &c. in the most pleasing Style, & on the lowest Terms. N.B. all kinds of Printing, executed in the best manner." Heal's annotations on mount: "Another card of Robinson, Printseller, in A.H. collection dated 1808. Compare Wm. Darling's card in A.H.'s collection. A billhead in Wedgwood collection of John Robinson, engraver, etc. Great Newport Street is dated 1804."
Trade card in Banks Collection (D,2.3479) advertises "Robinson, Engraver, Printseller & Printer, No.9 Great Newport Street, Long Acre, London. Sells the greatest variety of Prints & Drawings, with the completest & most approv'd Implements for Drawing, Etching or Engraving, Also Engraves Coats of Arms, Invitation & Visiting Cards, Shop Bills, Cards, Bills of Parcels, Notes, &c. &c. in the most elegant manner, & on the lowest Terms. N.B. Copper Plate Printing neatly executed."
Banks (D,2.3417) advertises "Robinson. Engraver, Print & Drawing-seller, & Manufacturer of Fancy Ornaments in Paper, No.9, Great Newport Street, London, Respectfully takes the liberty of offering to the attention of the Nobility, Gentry, &c. a very extensive and elegant assortment of fashionable Fancy Articles, &c. Such as Work & Cake Baskets, Dessert & Chimney Ornaments, Flower Stands, Hand & Pole Screens, Boxes, Card Cases, Card Racks, Card __ [illeg.], Caddies, Tables, Netting Cases, &c. &c. with a great variety of beautiful Drawn & Engraved designs & sizes of Medallions, either plain, coloured, or richly mounted, expressly calculated for their decoration, Also Borders of every width & colour to correspond. Various Drawings of Landscapes, Flowers, Fruit, Trophies, Insects, Shells, &c. Every Requisite for making Paper Ornaments. Embossed figures & borders to imitate Wedgwood Ware, superior to any hitherto attempted. All the neccessary Materials for Drawing, Etching & Engraving. A large collection of Prints, & Framing executed in the best manner. Varnishing in the highest perfection, & every information given relative to learning it. Patterns for Embroidery & Print Work, & Drawing on Silk or Satin, preparatory to Needle Work. Likewise Engraves with peculiar neatness, Coats of Arms, Crests, Cyphers, Invitation & Address Cards, Shop Bills & Cards, Bills of Parcels, Likewise Letters, Notes & every other kind of Copper & Silver Engraving. Copper Plate Printing with accuracy & expedition..."