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Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell, by Unknown artist, early 19th century? -NPG 3014 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Oliver Cromwell

by Unknown artist
early 19th century?
9 3/4 in. (247 mm) high
NPG 3014

This portraitback to top

A cast from the mask in the Ashmolean Museum, probably dating from the 19th century. The detailing is blurred.

Referenceback to top

Pearson and Morant 1935
K. Pearson & G. K. Morant, ‘Portraiture of Oliver Cromwell’, Biometrica, XXVI, 1935, p 95.

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 95.

Conservationback to top

Partly cleaned 2002.

Provenanceback to top

Coxe (a London-based architect);1 Miss Clare Atwood, by whom presented 1939.

1 Who died aged 86 ‘a few years ago’ [in 1938]; he had inherited the mask from his grandmother who had lived to a great age.


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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