Thomas Robins

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Thomas Robins
1748-1806
Flowers and Butterflies: phlox, scarlet mint, clematis, and garden anemone; two menelaus and two fritillaries
Opaque watercolor, pen and black and colored inks, over graphite, on paper; laid down on old gray paper mount.
13 13/16 x 9 3/8 inches (352 x 237 mm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Spencer.
1971.13:1-2
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Inscribed (signed?) in pen and brown ink: at lower right, "Painted from Nature by Thos Robins the Younger Bath 1786"; letters "a" to "d" below individual flowers and numerals "1" and "2" below butterflies. Lettered in black ink at lower center of old mount: "No. 21 Vol. 1st".

Provenance: 
Davis Gallery, New York.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Sixteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969-1971. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, p. 120.

Associated names: 

Spencer, Ralph, former owner.
Spencer, Ralph, Mrs., former owner.

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