William Dobson was Britain’s finest Baroque portraitist.
He was an unusually talented native artist whose work is bound up inextricably with one of the most dramatic events in history:
The English Civil War.
He was there. He saw it. He painted it. And he should not be forgotten.
‘Self Portrait’ by Wiiliam Dobson, sold in 2016 for a record breaking 1m, is now on show at National Portrait Gallery. Here is a short film about it.
See our “Films” page for more details.