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Sir Charles Macpherson Dobell
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
Private collection
Oil on canvas
22 x 16 in. (55.8 x 40.6 cm.)

signed 'John S Sargent' (upper centre) and dated '1919' (upper right)
 Jpg: Christies

From Christies

Sir Charles Macpherson Dobell (1869-1954), The Royal Welch Fusileers, served in field command positions in Africa and Palestine during World War One, and he was knighted and promoted to Lieutenant-General following his endeavours as commander of an Anglo-French force tasked with the capture of Cameroon. He was mentioned in dispatches nine times.


Study for General Officers of the Great War

General Officers of the Great War


The sitter, and by descent.

D. McKibbin, Sargent's Boston, Boston, 1956, pp. 92 and 97.

Sold at Christies, London,  Nov 19, 2004,
Lot Number 148,  Sale Number 6955, (Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 British pounds) Sold 50,190. British pounds
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