American Robin Turdus migratrius 1796. John W. Lewin.
John W. Lewin

American Robin Turdus migratrius 1796

Watercolour
23.5 x 18.7 cm
Signed J. W. Lewin and dated ‘96
Provenance: Private collection, UK

John Lewin, painter, art teacher and naturalist, was the first free artist to come to New South Wales and attempt to make a living as a professional painter. The Dictionary of Australian Artists edited by Joan Kerr, Oxford University Press, 1992, p 465

This watercolour predates the artist travelling to Australia

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