/ (dəʊˈbɛl) /

  1. Sir William. 1899–1970, Australian portrait and landscape painter. Awarded the Archibald prize (1943) for his famous painting of Joshua Smith which resulted in a heated clash between the conservatives and the moderns and led to a lawsuit. His other works include The Cypriot (1940), The Billy Boy (1943), and Portrait of a strapper (1941)

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How to use Dobell in a sentence

  • Children suffering from adenitis should use a spray of Dobell's solution in the nose and throat three or four times daily.

  • Mrs. Dobell informs us that she has already published sixteen volumes of poetry and that she intends to publish two more.

    Reviews | Oscar Wilde
  • Mr. Dobell has had it patented, and we have been offered one hundred thousand pounds for the American rights alone.

    Master of Men | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He sat down, very happily, near the fire and listened to Miss Dobell's shrill proclamation of her adoration of Browning.

    The Cathedral | Sir Hugh Walpole
  • Sydney Dobell has a poem entitled Balder, published in 1854.