Thomas Robinson ( - 1810):
Thomas Robinson was born in Westmoreland. He studied under the famous portraitist, George Romney, and then went to Dublin. He moved to Laurencetown, near Dromore, County Down in order to be close to the Bishop of Dromore, Dr Thomas Percy. He then moved to Lisburn, where he painted 'The Battle of Ballynahinch', which is now in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. In 1801 he moved to Belfast, and painted 'A Military Procession in Honour of Lord Nelson', which portrays many of the prominent citizens of Belfast. He left Belfast in 1808 and settled in Dublin, where he died. His work is held by collectors in America, Belfast and Dublin.