Thomas Robins (Biographical details)

Thomas Robins (painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1716 - 1770)

Also known as

Robins, Thomas

Address

at Mr Sperin's [George Sperens) Toy Shop in the Grove, Bath (1752)

Biography

Bath painter of English country houses and gardens in a naive manner, sometimes set in decorated rococo framing borders, working 1747-66. b. Cheltenham, moved to Bath c.1740. Numerous commissions for topographical works in Gloucestershire and occasionally further afield. Died in Bath. A sketchbook of his drawings is in the RIBA.
His son Thomas Robins the Younger (1748-1806) followed his father as painter of decorative watercolours of houses and gardens and studies of plants and insects; also painted landscapes.

Bibliography

John Harris, 'Gardens of Delight: The Art of Thomas Robins', 1978, two years earlier there had been an exhibition of his work at the RIBA and at the Holburne Menstrie Museum in Bath.
See also 'Introduction to his Life and Work' by Cathryn Spence and Daniel Brown, Bath, 2006
For his son see:John Anthony Robins (ed), 'The Flower: Paintings of Thomas Robins the Younger (with commentaries on the insects by Robert Godden and on the plants by Adrian Whiteley)