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{{subst:Quick infobox|William Robinson|1799|1839|}} William Robinson (born 1799 died 1839), portrait-painter, was a native of Leeds, where he was born in 1799. He was at first apprenticed to a clock-dial enameller, but came to London in 1820, and was entered as a student at the Royal Academy. Robinson was also admitted to work in the studio of Sir Thomas Lawrence. About 1823 he returned to Leeds, and obtained a very considerable practice there and in the neighbourhood. He was commissioned to paint some large full-length portraits for the United Service Club in London, including one of the Duke of Wellington. He likewise drew small portraits, the heads being carefully finished, and the remainder lightly touched after the manner of Henry Edridge He died at Leeds, August 1839, in his fortieth year.[DNB 1][DNB 2][DNB 3][1]


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

    L. C.

    (1897). "Robinson, William (1799-1839) (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. Graves's Dictionary of Artists, 1760–1893
  3. Catalogues of the Royal Academy, Amateur Art Exhibition (1896), and other exhibitions.

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