Colonel Richard Neville, c. 1642-1644, William Dobson
Colonel Richard Neville, c. 1642-1644, William Dobson

This website was created in 2011 to mark the 400th Anniversary of the birth of British artist William Dobson.

It served initially as part of a timely celebration of his life and work, the result of a collaboration between Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak, ZCZ Films and a number of prestigious art institutions across Britain.

Now this website is an archive of all things Dobson: where to find his paintings and the latest research into his work.

You can also follow William Dobson on Facebook at, and on Twitter @William_Dobson.

Click here to download a press release

Institutions involved in the 2011 celebration included:

Windsor Castle
Tate Britain
The National Portrait Gallery
The Courtauld Gallery
Dulwich Picture Gallery
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The National Maritime Museum
Grosvenor Museum
The Walker Art Gallery
Ferens Art Gallery
Alnwick Castle
Rockingham Castle
Chiswick House
Tabley House
Althorp House
Nash’s House (The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust)
Valence House Museum
Newark Town Hall Museum
Corsham Court
Knole House
Aston Hall