ouch! It is my understanding that the website has the portrait mislabeled.
As I started out with this- I saw the portrait on BBC Antique Road Show and
they discussed the portrait in detail and talked about the picture in
Nicholas Lanier's hand and the fact that he was a well known artist in his
own right. They had moved to the country due to the political problems of
the time and that the men looked resigned to their fate. The man on the far
side was a friend of the artist, Dobson, who was in the middle and appeared
to be placing a protective arm in front of him. The whole thing may be
wrong, I was just sharing what I heard. Thought it was interesting.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eloise Walton" <ewalton(a)coastalnet.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2000 8:32 PM
Subject: [LANIER-L] Lanier Painting
I found the "Lanier" picture on the net. The artist is
William Dobson. The
picture is labeled, The Artist, Sir Charles Cotterell and
Since "The Artist" is William Dobson, I fail to see how anyone could
interperate his as being "Lanier", Lanier isn't even mentioned in relation
to the picture on the web site.
If you want to check it out just do a 'search' on William Dobson and you
will be led right to it.
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