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Henry Ireton (1611-1651), Parliamentary general

Sitter associated with 16 portraits
A leading Parliamentarian and an austere Puritan, Ireton was one of Cromwell's ablest supporters, noted for his powers of leadership and for his political integrity. He married Bridget, Cromwell's daughter, in 1646. Noted for his strong leadership and political integrity, he strove to formulate an acceptable constitution which would restore Charles I with reduced power until, tired of the King's apparent duplicity, he became one of the leading advocates for his execution. As Lord Deputy in Ireland from 1650, he followed up Cromwell's ruthless campaign there with a brutal policy of deliberate mass starvation.

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Unknown man, formerly known as Henry Ireton

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1640s?
NPG 33

3301

Henry Ireton

copy attributed to Robert Walker, after Samuel Cooper, and Sir Anthony Van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1650
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3301

D26365

King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26365

D28764

Henry Ireton

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28764

D8541

Charles I and his Opponents

by Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 1640s
NPG D8541

D28762

Henry Ireton

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D28762

D28784

Henry Ireton

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, 1713
NPG D28784

D28763

Henry Ireton

possibly after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D28763

D28785

Henry Ireton

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Samuel Cooper, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1742
NPG D28785

D36451

Henry Ireton

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, published 1742 (1741)
NPG D36451

D19476

Henry Ireton

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, published 1742 (1741)
NPG D19476

D32633

Oliver Cromwell and Charles II with their supporters

printed by H. Reynell
woodcut, late 18th or early 19th century
NPG D32633

D34360

Oliver Cromwell dissolving the Long Parliament

by John Hall, after Benjamin West
line engraving, published 1789 (1783)
NPG D34360

D28697

Oliver Cromwell and Henry Ireton

by John Cawse
lithograph, published 1822
NPG D28697

D20300

Henry Ireton

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, published 1713
NPG D20300

D20237

Henry Ireton

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, published 1742 (1741)
NPG D20237