This is one of a series of exquisite botanical watercolours painted by the Bath painter Thomas Robins the Younger. Eight of the series are on loan to Number 1 Royal Crescent from the Royal Bath and West Society. Robins painted his arrangements of exotic flowers and insects between 1783 and 1788 possibly having travelled to Jamaica to study natural history and was known to endorse almost all his paintings 'painted from nature'.
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