William Dobson, 1610–46, English court painter. After the death of Van Dyck, Dobson was made court painter to Charles I and did some interesting court portraits. Some of his works are close to the Venetian High Renaissance style and have allegorical implications. His Endymion Porter (National Gall., London) is a strong and characteristic portrait.
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