Robert Jobling (1841 - 1923)
Robert Jobling was a former shipyard-worker who at the age of 27 became a full time artist.
He had started exhibiting his paintings when he was 25, but it took a further two years to become
well enough established. Later he moved to Whitley, very close to Cullercoats the place that featured
in a great number of his paintings. His second wife was Isa Thompson,
an artist in her own right.
The painting to the right is the famous 'The Day is done and the Darkness falls from the Wings of Night' 1886.
showing the Cullercoats Watch House, Lifeboat house and cobles in the fading evening light.
The Day is done and the Darkness falls from the Wings of Night 1886, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.