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Henry John Dobson

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New Galloway

Artist: Henry John Dobson
Title: New Galloway
Date: c1890
Medium: Oil on canvas
Description:


Gallery: Not Applicable
Location: New Galloway


All Art Works by this Artist

New Galloway

The Light of home

About the Artist

Artist: Henry John Dobson
Date of Birth: 1858
Date of Death: 1928
Place of Death:
Floreat:

Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:
Owned a property in Dalry.


Education:
Studied School of Design, Royal Institution; Royal Scottish Academy Life School.


Professional Bodies:
RSW, 1890


Exhibited At:
Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; RSW; Royal Cambrian Academy; Liverpool; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; Aberdeen Artists' Society.


Mentors:


Associates:


Bibliography:
Scottish Life and Character, painted by H J Dobson, William Sanderson, Adam and Charles Black, 1906.


Notes:

Dobson painting of Keir Hardie is in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.  SNPG also has files on Henry Raeburn Dobson (1901 - 1985) and Cowan Dobson (1893- 1980). 

There is a portrait of H J Dobson by Cowan Dobson.  Illustrated Sanderson's Scottish Life and Character (see bibliography).  The illustrations were popularised in post cards by Rafael Tuck.  His son Cowan Dobson, 1893-1980, is said to have rented Kenmure Castle, New Galloway in 1930s and 1940s to entertain and paint fashionable sitters.

 

Reference in Stewartry Museum file to working in Dalry.  Dalry model paid 6d per hour c1912.

 

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