William Dobson

William Dobson

William Dobson was born in London in 1611. After the death of Anthony Van Dyck in 1641 Charles I appointed him as his Principal Painter.

During the Civil War Dobson was based in Oxford and painted all the leading Cavaliers.

After the defeat of the Royalists he returned to London. William Dobson was briefly imprisoned for debt and died in poverty in 1646.

William Dobson, Charles as Prince of Wales
William Dobson, Charles as Prince of Wales
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