Thomas Robins the Elder

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Thomas Robins, Panoramic View of Charlton Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Oil on canvas, c. 1748. Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum. Panoramic View of Charlton Park, Thomas Robins.jpg
Thomas Robins, Panoramic View of Charlton Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Oil on canvas, c. 1748. Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

Thomas Robins the Elder (1715/161770) was an English artist known for his depictions of English country houses and their gardens. His work has particular historical value as he documented many Rococo gardens that have since disappeared. [1]


In 1748, Robins painted the Rococo garden at Painswick House that had been created by Benjamin Hyett II. [2] Hugh Hammersley's rococo gardens at Woodside in Berkshire were captured in three paintings by Robins. [3]

His son, Thomas Robins the Younger (17481806), followed his father in his style of work. [4]

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  1. robins, thomas, born 1715 - died 1770. Victoria & Albert Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  2. "Gardening: Portrait of a paradise regained" . 23 October 2011. Archived from the original on 7 May 2022.
  3. Mark Laird (23 February 1999). The Flowering of the Landscape Garden: English Pleasure Grounds, 1720-1800. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 187. ISBN   0-8122-3457-X.
  4. Thomas Robins (Biographical details). The British Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2015.

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