William Dobson

1611–1646

In Tate Britain

Biography

William Dobson (4 March 1611 (baptised); 28 October 1646 (buried)) was a portraitist and one of the first notable English painters, praised by his contemporary John Aubrey as "the most excellent painter that England has yet bred".

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Artworks

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Essay

Endymion Porter c.1642–5: By William Dobson

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Portrait of the Artist’s Second Wife c.1635–40: By William Dobson

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Portrait of an Officer c.1645: By William Dobson

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