Robert Jobling (British, 1841–1923)

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Robert Jobling (British, 1841–1923)

The Old Deserted Collier at Sunset

Oil on Canvas

  • Signed with the artist's monogram and dated '1866' lower right.  Signed again, dated and inscribed verso.
  • Painting - 36cm x 30.5cm
  • Frame - 44.5cm x 38.5cm 


A superb and highly atmospheric example of the work of Robert Jobling depicting a scene off the coast with an old collier further ships beyond with the sun setting on the horizon.  Signed with the artist's monogram and dated lower right.


In very fine condition.  The canvas not lined, torn, patched or repaired.  Clean, most attractive, well framed and ready to hang.

Artist Information

Robert Jobling was a British artist. He first had work accepted by both the Royal Academy and Royal Society of British Artists in 1883. He painted regularly at the fishing village of Cullercoats and later at Staithes. He attained a position of some standing in the Staithes group. His main artistic exposure was in exhibitions in the north of England. Jobling lived in Whitley Bay (near Cullercoats) and was a prominent member of the Cullercoats artist colony, along with Henry Emmerson, and various other artists including Winslow Homer. In 1890, the Newcastle Daily Journal wrote, "Mr. Jobling has made Cullercoats famous for his canvases, and by-the-by he will be famous for over-running the village with tourists."