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Robinson, Sir John Charles (1824-1913), museum curator and art collector

Helen Davies

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/35795
Robinson, Sir John Charles (1824-1913), museum curator and art collector

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Robinson, Sir John Charles (1824-1913), museum curator and art collector, was born on 16 December 1824 in Nottingham, the son of Alfred Robinson. He was brought up by his grandfather, a bookseller, and educated in Nottingham. Originally intending to train as an architect, he turned instead to painting, and studied ...

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