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Charles Robinson Week at TechnoChitlins

Wikipedia:

Charles Robinson (1870–1937) was a prolific British book illustrator.

Born in Islington in October 1870, London,[1][2] he was the son of an illustrator and his brothers Thomas Heath Robinson and William Heath Robinson also became illustrators.[3] He served an apprenticeship as a printer and took art lessons in the evenings. He won a place at the Royal Academy in 1892 but was unable to take it up due to lack of finances.

The first full book he illustrated was Robert Louis Stevenson‘s A Child’s Garden of Verses (1895) which includes over 100 pen and ink drawings. It was extremely popular, going through many reprints, and generated numerous commissions. He illustrated many fairy tales and children’s books throughout his career, including Eugene Field‘s Lullaby Land (1897), W. E. Cule‘s Child Voices (1899), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué’s Sintram and His Companions (1900), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1907), Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1910), Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s The Secret Garden (1911), and books written by Walter Copeland Jerrold and himself.

He was also an active painter, especially in later life, and was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1932.

Robinson married Edith Mary Favatt in 1897 in Middlesex, England[4][5] and they were the parents of four daughters and two sons.

Like so many others, Charles Robinson was there, was popular, then wasn’t, and faded into the past. He, unlike a lot of his contemporaries, seemed to lead a normal and happy life.

A lot of his work is floating around on the net but with poor provenance; I’ve tried to provide at least some link to what each illustration is (not always successfully).

They are, however, pretty to look at- and that’s the point, isn’t it?

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Peace

J. M. W. Turner Peace 1842

J. M. W. Turner Peace 1842

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The Fighting Temeraire Tugged To Her Last Berth

J. M. W. Turner The Fighting Temeraire Tugged To Her Last Berth To Be Broken Up 1839

J. M. W. Turner The Fighting Temeraire Tugged To Her Last Berth To Be Broken Up 1839

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The Bright Stone Of Honour

J. M. W. Turner The Bright Stone Of Honour Ehrenbreitstein And The Tomb Of Marceau From Byron S Childe Harold 1835

J. M. W. Turner The Bright Stone Of Honour Ehrenbreitstein And The Tomb Of Marceau From Byron S Childe Harold 1835

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Virginia Water

J. M. W. Turner Virginia Water 1829

J. M. W. Turner Virginia Water 1829

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Mortlake Terrace

J. M. W. Turner Mortlake Terrace 1826

J. M. W. Turner Mortlake Terrace 1826

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Castle On The Tweed

J. M. W. Turner Norham Castle On The Tweed 1822

J. M. W. Turner Norham Castle On The Tweed 1822

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