Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of a Man, c.1604 

William Dobson (1611-46)

Portrait of a Man, c.1604, William Dobson
Oil on canvas
17th Century
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William Dobson is perhaps the first truly great and original native-born English painter in oils of the seventeenth century. His unique style owes a debt to Van Dyck and to the Italian masters whose work he studied in the Royal Collection before the Civil War. He is most famous of course for the unparallelled series of wartime portraits of Roylist sitters produced in the King''s capital Oxford between 1642 and 1646.
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