Artist: William Dobson
Dates: 24 February 1611 – 28 October 1646
Title of Piece: The Painter with Sir Charles Cottrell and Sir Balthasar Gerbier
Brief Biography: Dobson was a portraitist influenced by Venetian art. He was serjeant painter to King Charles I and a lord of the privy chamber. Until the civil war and Oxford falling to the Parliamentarians Dobson made a modest living with his art.