|Title||Snow Scene, Fernhurst|
|Medium & Size||Oil on canvas: 20x24 in. (Frame: 28x32in.) Signed, dated 1933. Signed & titled on old label verso.|
|Price Band||£2,000 - £5,000|
Douglas F. Robinson was a very accomplished portrait and landscape painter, born in London in 1864.
Robinson studied in Paris and a pupil of Raphael Collin, Joseph Blanc and Gustave Courtois. He appeared for the first time at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1892, receiving an honourable mention in 1893
He exhibited at the Societé Nationale des Beaux Arts from 1892, becoming an honorary member in 1896.
Robinson exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street in London from 1890.
Robinson is listed as a War Artist, and his work is recorded in the ‘correspondence of James McNeil Whistler’ with whom he would have met in Paris.
This colourful snow scene was painted in artists later years in his home village of Fernhurst on the Surrey/Sussex borders.
Museums: Musee d’Orsay, Paris: Femme Assise, (Previously with Musée du Luxembourg [when acquired from the artist in 1912], Musée du Louvre Jeu de Paume 1922-1946.Musée National d'art Moderne 1846-1980.). Bremen: In front of the Mirror. Tournai: Seascape. National Trust, Smallhythe Place, Kent: Portrait of Dame Ellen Tracy.
Bibliography: Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61.