Robert NOBLE 1857–1917
Scottish landscape and genre painter. Born 27 January or 8 November 1857 in Edinburgh. Studied under his cousin James Campbell Noble, at the Trustees' School and the R.S.A. Life Class 1879–84, sharing the Keith Prize in 1882. First painted figure subjects, but about 1880, after studying in Paris under Carolus Duran, turned to landscape, a development confirmed when he moved to East Linton, East Lothian. Exhibited at the R.S.A. from 1877, A.R.S.A. 1892, R.S.A. 1903, and at the R.A. from 1889; foundation member and first President of the Society of Scottish Artists 1892. Died 12 May 1917 at East Linton.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II