Mrs Maria Dorothea Harewood ROBINSON
aka ROBINSON-WEBB Maria D., WEBB Maria D. and ROBINSON M. D. Harewood

Born in Northern Ireland as Maria Dorothea Webb, the artist then migrated to Dublin. She studied art at Julian's Academy in Paris, and made her debut (1883) at the Paris Salon with A Breton Farm that she painted in Pont Aven. Exhibited from 1881-1910, and her first entry at the RA in 1885, was A Pool in the Rocks.

She was married to Henry Harewood ROBINSON. In the 1891 Census, Maria D and her husband Henry H were recorded as living at Richmond Place, St Ives. Both exhibited at the Opening Exhibition of the Gallery at Newlyn (1895).  In 1901 she exhibited and sold Peacocks Feathers at NAG. The artist couple lived at 99 Richmond Place, St Ives. She was made an honorary member of the St Ives Arts Club after her husband's death. M D Harewood ROBINSON is one of the signatories of the Glanville Letter.

The Probate Office gives her full name as: Maria Dorothea Harewood ROBINSON. According to David Tovey, she signed her letters as Dorothy.She died in York, on 3 July 1920, age 80 (General Register Office, as ROBINSON, Maria D H). 


Figure, landscape and flower painter

works and access

Works include: A Pool in the Rocks (1885);  Peacocks Feathers (1901); A Volunteer for the Lifeboat

Access to Work: Salford City Art Gallery

The Three Fishers Wives, by 'Mrs Henry Harewood Robinson, City Art Gallery (Leeds Museums and Galleries).


NAG Opening1895, 1901; St Ives March 1889, August 1889; B (10); Dowdeswell (2); L (19); LS; M (12); Notts Castle (4); Whitechapel (3); RA (13); RBA (3); RHA (71); ROI (5)


STIAC 1898

misc further info



Cornishman 28 Mar 1889, 1 Aug 1889

 St Ives Times 9 July 1920


Census 1891

Dowdeswell Exhibition Catalogue (See Hardie 2009 for repr)

Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn/Diary; (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall

Johnson & Greutzner

Notts Exhibition catalogue (See Hardie 2009 for repr)

Whitechapel Exhibition catalogue (See Hardie 2009 for repr)

Whybrow (1994) St Ives;