Paintings by Robin Ironside


The Somnambulist

Exhibited 1944 (no.30)
Gouache on paper
41.9 x 69.8 cm
Tate, London (Gift of the Contemporary Art Society 1944)
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Rossetti’s Willow Wood

Exhibited 1944 (no.27), 1966 (no.52)
Watercolour and gouache with pen and ink on paper
24.2 x 34.6 cm
Private collection
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The Tapestry

Exhibited 1944 (no.28)
Watercolour and gouache with pen and ink over pencil on paper
42 x 69.7 cm
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester (Gift of the Contemporary Art Society 1946)
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Rose Offered in a Coniferous Wood

Exhibited 1946 (‘Rose Offered in a Coniferous Wood’),
1966 (no.30, ‘Rose Being Offered in a Coniferous Wood’)
Pen and ink with watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
21.3 x 27.3 cm
Private collection
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Satyr Offering an Apple to a Spaniel

Exhibited 1946
Watercolour and gouache with pen and ink over pencil on paper
21.5 x 28 cm
Private collection
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Herr Faninal’s Garden

Exhibited 1947 (no.3, ‘Herr Faninal’s Garden’),
1966 (no.27, ‘Design for “Der Rosenkavalier”’)
Watercolour and gouache with pencil on paper
31.5 x 29 cm
Private collection
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The Nativity on a Lace Collar
(Christmas Card designed for Mr. David Horner)


Exhibited 1947 (no.7)
Watercolour and gouache with pen and ink over pencil on paper
19.3 x 16.6 cm
Private collection
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Wallpaper design for a music room

Robin and Christopher Ironside
Watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
14.8 x 14.9 cm
Private collection
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Apollo and Daphne: Design for a carpet


Exhibited 1949 (no.10)
Watercolour with pen and ink over pencil on paper
38.2 x 52.1 cm
Private collection

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The Nightingale victorious over musical instruments


Exhibited 1949 (no.2)
Watercolour and gouache with pen and ink over pencil on paper
31.1 x 26.8 cm
Private collection
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The Gondolas of Delos

Exhibited 1949 (no.5), 1966 (no.60)
Watercolour and gouache with pencil on paper
28.8 x 40.4 cm
Private collection
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The Traumatic Barricade

Exhibited 1949 (no.7)
Watercolour and gouache with pen and ink over pencil on paper
44.2 x 66.5 cm
Private collection
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Death of a Good Woman (Unfinished)

c.1949; exhibited 1966 (no.8)
Oil and pencil on canvas
75.1 x 100.3 cm
Private collection
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Celestial Crown

c.1949
Watercolour and gouache with pencil on paper
21.3 x 30.3 cm
Private collection
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Death-Bed

Dated 1949-50 on exhibition label; exhibited 1951 (no.14)
Watercolour and gouache with pen and ink over pencil on paper
22.5 x 32.9 cm
Private collection
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Wounded Man in a bed-sitting room

Exhibited 1951 (no.3, ‘Wounded Man in a bed-sitting room’),
1952 (no.3, ‘Wounded Man in a bed sitting-room’)
Gouache over pencil on paper
31 x 52.3 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Gift of the Class of the Museum of Fine Arts, Mrs. Arthur L. Devens, Chairman, 1953)
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Poppies

c.1951
Gouache on paper
27.2 x 45 cm
Private collection
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Escaping from the Hospital

Exhibited 1951 (no.2), 1952 (no.7)
Watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
23.5 x 23.7 cm
Private collection
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Florence Dombey struck by her Father

Exhibited 1951 (no.6), 1952 (no.10)
Watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
30.2 x 21.6 cm
Private collection
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Country Church

Exhibited 1951 (no.17, ‘Country Church’),
1966 (no.40, ‘The Country Church’)
Watercolour and gouache with pen and ink over pencil on paper
38 x 66.7 cm
Private collection
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Break for Music

Exhibited 1953 (no.3), 1966 (no.19)
Watercolour and gouache on paper
43.4 x 78.4 cm
Private collection
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Street violinist at Victoria Station

Exhibited London 1953 (no.9)
Gouache and pencil on paper
14.5 x 18.1 cm
Private collection
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Agnus Dei

Exhibited 1954 (no.1, ‘Agnus Dei’),
1966 (no.28, ‘The Pascal [sic] Lamb’)
Watercolour and gouache on paper
15.5 x 10.5 cm
Private collection
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Sculptured fragments

Exhibited 1954 (no.5, ‘Sculptured fragments’),
1964 (no.5, ‘Decorative and Ornamental Fragments’),
1966 (no.11, ‘Decorative and Ornamental Fragments’)
Oil on canvas
50 x 70.4 cm
Private collection
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Secret burial

Exhibited 1954 (no.6)
Watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
24 x 21.2 cm
Private collection
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Alexander and Bucephalus (after Bambaia)

1955
Oil on canvas
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Private collection
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Saltwood Castle

circa 1955
Ink and watercolour on paper
22.9 x 13.13 cm
Private collection
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Saltwood Window

circa 1955
Ink and watercolour on paper
160 x 170 cm
Private collection
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Man collapsing on a public flight of steps

Exhibited 1956 (no.27, ‘Man collapsing on a public flight of steps’),
1966 (no.7, ‘Man Falling on a Flight of Public Steps’)
Oil on canvas
49.3 x 69.7 cm
Private collection
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Crowd waiting for a portent I

Exhibited 1956 (no.31, ‘Crowd waiting for a portent I’),
1957 (no.1, ‘Crowd waiting for a portent’)
Oil over pencil on canvas
61.8 x 74.6 cm
Private collection
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Crowd waiting for a portent II

Exhibited 1956 (no.34, ‘Crowd waiting for a portent II’),
1966 (no.63, ‘Crowd Waiting for a Portent’)
Gouache and pencil on paper
18.9 x 24.4 cm
Private collection
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Visitor Posing on a Vacant Plinth

Exhibited 1956
Oil on paper
49 x 79.5 cm
Collection: Benaki Museum, Athens

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The Italo-Japanese Garden

1956
Oil on canvas
41 x 55 cm
Private collection

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Diana and Endymion (adapted from a Hellenistic relief)

Exhibited 1956
Watercolour and pastel on paper
28 x 21 cm
Private collection

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Dido and Aeneas at Carthage

Exhibited 1957 (no.6, ‘Dido and Aeneas at Carthage’),
1960 (no.14, ‘Dido and Aeneas’)
Gouache on paper
19.8 x 28.8 cm
Private collection
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Musical Reeds' Study of cornfield or wheat field with birds

1956
Watercolour and gouache on paper.
21 x 24 cm
Private Collection

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Sketch For The Flaying of Marsyas

1957
Gouache on paper
15 x 10 cm
Private collection

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Study For The Flaying of Marsyas

1957
Oil on canvas
15 x 10 cm
Private collection

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The Flaying of Marsyas

Exhibited 1957
Oil on canvas
105 x 150 cm
Private collection

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A 17th Century Poet to his Weeping Mistress

Exhibited 1960
Oil on board
40 x 50 cm
Private collection
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Fragments

Exhibited 1961
Oil on board
40 x 50 cm
Private collection
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Quintet from ‘The Trojans’

Exhibited 1966 (no.20)
Watercolour and gouache on paper
58.8 x 93.6cm
Private collection
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Portrait of Colette Clark

c.1958/59; exhibited 1966 (No.3)
Oil on canvas
90.2 x 69.8 cm
Private collection
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Birth of a Dolphin

Exhibited 1960 (no.4)
Oil on canvas board
24.5 x 29.5cm
Private collection

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Death of a General

Robin and Christopher Ironside
Exhibited 1960 (no.26)
Oil with pencil on hardboard
90.2 x 80.2 cm
Private collection

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A Fire Screen

Robin and Christopher Ironside
Exhibited 1966 (no.69)
Gouache on wood
92.4 x 93.3 cm
Private collection

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The Vigil

Presumably exhibited 1961 ('The Vigil'),
certainly exhibited 1964 (no.11, 'Miraculous Shrine'),
1966 (no.4, 'The Miraculous Shrine')
Oil on canvas
62.8 x 75.5 cm
Private collection

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The Artist's Backyard

Dated 1963 on back of frame;
exhibited 1964 (no.12), 1966 (no.12)
Oil on canvas
35.9 x 45.9 cm
Private collection

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View from a loggia

Robin and Christopher Ironside
Watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
11.1 x 15 cm
Private collection

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Death of Procris

Exhibited 1966 (no.26)
Watercolour and gouache with pencil on paper
47.7 x 69.3 cm
Private collection

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Drawn in a Paper House

Exhibited 1964 (‘Dawn in a Paper House’),
1966 (no.43, ‘Man Sleeping in a Paper House’)
Gouache and watercolour on paper
19.9 x 24.9 cm
Private collection

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A Hermit Praying

Gouache over pencil on paper
36.8 x 55 cm
Private collection

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Endymion

Exhibited 1966
Watercolour on paper
43.18 x 21.59 cm
Private collection

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Lapidary Museum

Exhibited 1966
Gouache on paper
49.1 x 66.5 cm
Private collection

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El Esquilado Dormido

c.1963-65; exhibited 1966 (no.70)
Watercolour and gouache on paper
51.7 x 74.7 cm
Private collection

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Study for The Death of Penteus

Date unknown
Gouache on paper
15 x 25 cm
Private collection
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Fragments of Hellenistic Relief

Date unknown; not exhibited (Private commission features patron Graham Eyres-Monsell reclining)
Oil on paper
46 x 66.6 cm
Collection: Benaki Museum, Athens

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Mythological Scene

Date unknown
Oil on paper
42.5 x 65.5 cm
Collection: Benaki Museum, Athens

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The Entrance Hall at Russborough

Date unknown
Oil on canvas board
40 x 49 cm
Private collection

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The Saloon at Russborough

Date unknown
Oil on canvas board
40 x 49 cm
Private collection

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Garden at Saltwood Castle

Date unknown; not exhibited (Saltwood Castle was owned by Robin’s friend Sir Kenneth Clark, father of Colette. Note Colette’s small dog bottom left)
Watercolour or gouache on canvas
Size unknown
Collection: Colette Clark

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Marine Fragments (Unfinished)

Date unknown; not exhibited
Watercolour or gouache on canvas
Size unknown
Private Collection

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Gates to Kensington Gardens opposite Queens Gate

Date unknown;
Watercolour and pen
22.8 x 15.2 cm
Private Collection

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At The Altar

Date unknown
Oil on canvas
60.9 x 68.58 cm
Private Collection

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Hellenistic Palace

Date unknown
Gouache over pencil
26.35 x 38.41 cm
Private Collection

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The New Moon Being Born Within the Remains of the Old

Date unknown
Watercolour and bodycolour on paper
55 x 34 cm
Private Collection

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Hamlet

Date unknown
Watercolour and gouache
55 x 34 cm
Private Collection

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Pas dans la Neige (Footprints in the Snow)

Date unknown
Oil on Canvas
Dimensions not available
Private Collection

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Apollo's Chariot

Date unknown
Oil on board
52 cm (diameter)
Private Collection

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Waiting Room at Victoria station

Date unknown
Gouache on board
35 x 29 cm
Private Collection

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Le Naufragé based on the poem by José-Maria de Heredia

Date unknown
Gouache on board
31 x 21.5 cm
Private Collection

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