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Frank Owen Dobson

1 of 4 portraits by Berenice Abbott

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Frank Owen Dobson

by Berenice Abbott
vintage bromide print, circa 1923
7 in. x 4 3/4 in. (178 mm x 121 mm)
Purchased, 1995
Primary Collection
NPG P611

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  • Frank Owen Dobson (1886-1963), Sculptor. Sitter in 18 portraits, Artist or producer of 8 portraits.

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  • Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Photographer. Artist or producer of 4 portraits.

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This portrait, by Berenice Abbot, was probably taken in the Paris studio of Surrealist photographer Man Ray. Abbot became Man Ray's assistant in 1923 and established her own photographic studio in Paris in 1927.

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  • Place made: France (probably Man Ray's studio, Paris, France)

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Current affairs

Stanley Baldwin begins the first of three terms of government as Conservative Prime Minister following the resignation of Andrew Bonar Law.

Art and science

Bolton Wanderers beat West Ham United in the first FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The Cup Final was held at Wembley every year except during the war until 2000.


Hitler attempts to take power in Germany with the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. On the 8th November Hitler and the SA stormed a meeting of the ruling 'triumvirs' forcing them to support a march on Berlin. The coup, however, failed and Hitler was arrested and sentences to five years in prison.

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