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The Cheerful Troubadour

The Cheerful Troubadour

Artist: Brian Robb

Catalogue: 79

Material: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions: 25.5x 77.5cm

About the artwork

Vividly coloured, illustrative style painting of a man sitting on a white horse, playing a lute, riding past a town in the background.

About the artist

Brian Robb (born Scarborough, 1913 1979) was a painter, illustrator, and cartoonist. He worked for Shell and London Transport, designing posters and advertisements, and as a cartoonist for Punch magazine. He was a creative camouflage officer in the Western Desert in the Second World War. He taught at Chelsea College of Art before and after the war, before becoming head of illustration at the Royal College of Art.