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'Portrait of Oliver Cromwell', (c1653?). Artist: Unknown

'Portrait of Oliver Cromwell', (c1653?). Artist: Unknown

1-191-468 - © Museum of London/Heritage-Images

'Portrait of Oliver Cromwell', (c1653?). Head and shoulders portrait of Oliver Cromwell in armour, within an oval frame. This is one of several replicas of a portrait by Sir Peter Lely. Cromwell is supposed to have said: 'Mr Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all the roughness, pimples, warts and everything, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.' This is a somewhat softened version of the original brief, and thus may not be a 'warts and all' portrayal.


Image Aliases

  1. 0330000006
  1. 1-191-468
  1. 1191468
  1. 46.78/526
  1. 6

Maximum Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3797x4602
File Size : 51193kb

Image Information

  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
  1. Peter Lely: British: Artist, painter, draughtsman
  1. Oliver Cromwell: British: Politician, Lieutenant-General, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth
  1. Oil
Picture Type
  1. Portrait
  1. Strictly for Editorial use only.

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