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Arbroath harbour

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Print
Artist/Maker: Robb, Alan
Date: 1968
Media/Materials: ink on paper
Dimensions: image size: 21.6 cm x 26.6 cm; overall: 25.1 cm x 29.9 cm
Classification: Printmaking


A composition featuring the rigging of fishing boats in Arbroath harbour.
A fish box and anchor are seen in the foreground.
Artist's proof etching.

Allan Robb was the first student from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen to be accepted for the three-year postgraduate course at the Royal College of Art, London (1969-1972).

We believe this print was inspired by a summer spent in and around Arbroath following the young artist having received a Patrick Allan Fraser scholarship which allowed young artists to focus on their practice whilst living in Hospitalfield House on the outskirts of the town.
Object Number: ABDRG2009.329