Girl with Violin
Henry Harewood Robinson (fl. Cornwall 1884 - 1896)
Art / Oil paintings
1884 - 1896
Oil on canvas
1397 x 876 mm (55 x 34 1/2 in )Order this image
Lanhydrock, Cornwall (Accredited Museum)
This painting shows the influence of the decorative and purely sensual ideals of late-nineteenth-century Aestheticism and the Pre-Raphaelite preoccupation with the medieval. The girl is part of the general scheme of turquoise and gold which runs throughout the picture and the musical theme, popular in Aesthetic work, adds to the dreamlike mood.
Oil painting on canvas, Girl with Violin by Henry Harewood Robinson (fl. Cornwall 1884 - 1896) signed bottom right: H.Harewood Robinson. A full-length view of a girl with long hair in a mediaeval-style blue dress sitting with her right foot resting on a foot stool and playing a violin with a book of music open on her lap. There is a mirror and brocade curtain behind and a large arum lily plant on the left.
Originally given to the St. Ives Corporation by the widow of the artist, née Miss M.D. Webb, also a painter, it was then sold by them some years later. Bought in 1971 by G. Michael Trinick on behalf of the National Trust for £100 from a dealer, Mr. Scott-Tuthill, Chapel Street, Penzance.
Marks and inscriptions
Recto: bottom right: H.Harewood Robinson
Makers and roles
Henry Harewood Robinson (fl. Cornwall 1884 - 1896), artist