Rob Aboard Ship, mid 1930's
Mounted (ref: 3136)
Inscribed with title
11 7/16 x 17 3/4 in. (29 x 45 cm)
Tags: Robert Austin drawing British School of Rome children night scenes and sleep
Rob, the artist's son, was born in 1927.
Figures resting or sleeping are amongst the subjects that Austin drew consistently - especially his son Rob and daughters Clare and Rachel. In the domestic family routine which formed the backdrop to his work Austin found an endless source of inspiration. Drapery was a subject that he was particularly drawn to. Compositions, which at first appear random, showing the corners of bedrooms and bathrooms are particularly characteristic of his work. Austin was a keen yachtsman.
Prints and Drawings by Robert Austin RA (1895-1973) was the subject of an exhibition at the ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS in London, ( held in the Tennant Room from 29 May – 25 October 2009).