Stonemasons on the Banks of the River Meuse before the City of Liege
signed, inscribed and dated twice ‘T.S. ROBINS/1854/Liege/54’
pencil and watercolour
11 ¼ x 18 ¼ in. (28.5 x 46.5 cm.)
The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists, up to 1920, Plates Volume, page 496
by H. L. Mallallieu
Robins was trained at the Royal Academy schools where his lecturers were Thomas Phillips and J.M.W. Turner. He was an occasional contributor to the Royal Academy exhibitions but was as well known for his watercolours as well as for his oils. He was elected an Associate of the New Watercolour Society in 1839 and contributed some 317 works to exhibitions there before he resigned in 1866. He is remembered for his marine / yachting scenes and for his topographical representations which derive in particular from his travels abroad to the Mediterranean and to Northern Europe.
See 'William Callow, R.W.S. (1812-1908) & his Contemporaries' catalogue for more details - No. 31