- Extended catalogue entry
Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue
after a medal by Thomas Simon
1908, based on a work of circa 1651
1 3/8 in. (35 mm) diameter
Inscriptionback to top
Obverse only; inscribed: OLI.CROMWEL.MILIT:PARL:DUX.GEN.
This portraitback to top
Electrotype of 1908 from the Lord General Medal. Issued to mark the appointment of Cromwell as Lord General and commander-in-chief of the British armies.
Referenceback to top
H. W. Henfrey, Numismata Cromwelliana, 1877, pp 9-11.
D. Piper, ‘The contemporary Portraits of Oliver Cromwell’, Wal. Soc., XXIV, 1958, no.3.
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 97 (as NPG 486).
Provenanceback to top
Presented by M. W. Fawcus 1908.
This extended catalogue entry is by John Ingamells, one of a limited number of entries drafted in 2010 for the incomplete catalogue, Early Stuart Portraits 1625-1685, and is as written then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.
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