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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.