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Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell, by Thomas Simon, 1908, based on a work of circa 1651 -NPG 1486 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Oliver Cromwell

after a medal by Thomas Simon
1908, based on a work of circa 1651
1 3/8 in. (35 mm) diameter
NPG 1486

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

Henfrey 1877
H. W. Henfrey, Numismata Cromwelliana, 1877, pp 9-11.

Piper 1958
D. Piper, ‘The contemporary Portraits of Oliver Cromwell’, Wal. Soc., XXIV, 1958, no.3.

Piper 1963
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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