13 of 224 portraits of Oliver Cromwell
- Extended catalogue entry
Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue
after Edward Pearce
based on a work of 1672
25 in. (635 mm) high
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An identical bronze in the Museum of London  is signed and dated by Pearce 1672; a marble version belongs to the Earl of Wemyss (Gosford House).  Bronze and marble versions belonged to Lord Elcho in 1877. 
Footnotesback to top
1) See R. L. Poole, Wal. Soc., XI, 1923, pp 38-39.
2) Exh. ‘A Loan Exhibition of of the Principal Contemporary Portraits of Oliver Cromwell’, NPG, 1958, no.40.
3) Sir George Scharf’s Trustees’ sketch books 23:15.
Referenceback to top
D. Piper, ‘The contemporary Portraits of Oliver Cromwell’, Wal. Soc., XXIV, 1958, no.13.
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, pp 96-97.
Provenanceback to top
Dr Jordan, Bedford Square, London; his sale, Foster’s, 20 April 1876(54); Henry Graves, from whom purchased 1877.
Exhibitionsback to top
Thomas Carlyle, NPG, 1981-2, no.61; Heroes and Villains, Sheffield, 2005.
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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