Thomas Colman Dibdin

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Thomas Robert Colman Dibdin
Born 22 October 1810
Betchworth, Surrey, England
Died 26 December 1893(1893-12-26) (aged 83)
Sydenham, England

Thomas Robert Colman Dibdin (22 October 1810 – 26 December 1893) was an English water colour artist and teacher.


Sri Ramamswamy temple, Kumbakonam, ca 1847 by T.C.Dibdin.

Dibdin was born in Bletchworth, Surrey. He first worked in a post office. He became an artist at the age of 28 and he went to France, Germany and Belgium.

He also did paintings in Gibraltar and India although the latter was created in England based on detailed sketches.[1] In 1845 he published a guide to water colour painting.[2]

Dibdin worked at Sydenham College later in life with his father in law. He died in Sydenham. His paintings can be seen in galleries in London and Sheffield.[3]


  1. ^ Thomas Colman Dibdin (British, 1810−1893), Bonhams, accessed October 2012
  2. ^ Dibden, T.C. (1852). Dibdin's Progressive Drawing Book. p. 46. 
  3. ^ 4 paintings by or after Thomas Colman Dibdin, Art UK. Retrieved October 2012.

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