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Dobson, William Charles Thomas (1817-1898), painter

Douglas Fordham

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/7721
Dobson, William Charles Thomas (1817-1898), painter


Dobson, William Charles Thomas (1817-1898), painter, was born in Hamburg, Germany, on 8 December 1817, the son of John Dobson, an English merchant, and a German mother. While Dobson's early years are obscure, it appears that financial concerns necessitated the family's move to London in 1826. Dobson's artistic training began ...

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