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Portrait of D N Robinson, OBE

by Ruth Gatenby

Portrait by Andrew White

Portrait by Andrew White

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When you come to Louth Museum and go up the stairs your eyes will be drawn to the portrait of our late honorary life president David Robinson which has recently been put up. This magnificent portrait of David was painted in 2011 by Andrew White, a local artist who is best known for his painting of “The Last Supper”. It seems almost as if David is still presiding with us. David was instrumental in shaping the museum into the form it is today, and he made a generous donation to the museum in his Will. Our museum database tells me that 936 accessioned items in the museum (approx 10% of the whole collection) were donated by him, and we still have a vast quantity of his donations waiting to be accessioned. Future generations of those interested in Louth’s heritage will appreciate David’s foresight and generosity.