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Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell, by Samuel Cooper, based on a work of circa 1656 -NPG 588 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Oliver Cromwell

after Samuel Cooper
based on a work of circa 1656
8 3/4 in. x 6 1/2 in. (222 mm x 165 mm)
NPG 588

This portraitback to top

A crude copy, probably dating from the 18th century; see under NPG 3065.

Referenceback to top

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 94.

Conservationback to top

Lined, surface cleaned 1996.

Provenanceback to top

Bequeathed to the British Museum by J. B. Bernard 1839; transferred to the NPG 1879.


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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