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{{subst:Quick infobox|John Robinson|1715|1745|}} John Robinson (born 1715 died 1745), portrait-painter, was born at Bath in 1715. He studied under John Vanderbank, and attained some success as a portrait-painter. Having married a wife with a fortune, he, on the death of Charles Jervas, purchased that painter's house in Cleveland Court. He thus inherited a fashionable practice; but he had not skill enough to keep it up. He dressed many of his sitters in the costume of portraits by Vandyck. Robinson died in 1745, before completing his thirtieth year. A portrait of Lady Charlotte Finch by Robinson was engraved in mezzotint by John Faber, jun., and the title of the print subsequently altered to 'The Amorous Beauty'.[DNB 1][DNB 2][DNB 3][1]


  1.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain

    L. C.

    (1897). "Robinson, John (1715-1745) (DNB00)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 49. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 0.

DNB references[edit]

These references are found in the DNB article referred to above.

  1. Redgrave's Dictionary of Artists
  2. Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting
  3. Chaloner Smith's British Mezzotinto Portraits.

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