Another core element of Robin’s oeuvre were sharply delineated images of flowers, grouped contextually by month or other theme. This example, Flowers in May, shows a display of flowers artfully displayed against the background of a Cotswolds graveyard headstone.

This is an artists re-imagining rather than a depiction directly from nature and with a strong pattern and design element. Tanner was a lifelong devotee of the art and design of William Morris, possibly an unspoken influence in this work.

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