5 June 2007
WILLIAM DOBSON (BRITISH, 1611-1646)
A young gentleman, in black doublet with white lawn collar and tassels, shoulder-length fair hair, moustache and small pointed beard
oil on copper
oval, 2 5/8 in. (66 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame with spiral cresting
Edwin H. Lawrence, in 1889.
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London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures, 1889, case XXIII, no. 6 (as Sir Matthew Hale 1609-1676, Chief Justice of England), lent by Edwin H. Lawrence.
The reverse of the copper is engraved 'M. H. Dobson pinxt.' with a coat-of-arms.
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