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Unknown man, formerly known as Oliver Cromwell

Unknown man, formerly known as Oliver Cromwell, by Unknown artist,  -NPG 1517 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Unknown man, formerly known as Oliver Cromwell

by Unknown artist
8 1/2 in. (216 mm)
NPG 1517

This portraitback to top

Cast from the wax death mask in the British Museum, [1] formerly thought to show Oliver Cromwell.

Footnotesback to top

1) Illus. K. Pearson & G. K. Morant, ‘Portraiture of Oliver Cromwell’, Biometrica, XXVI, 1935, pls.lxv-lxvi.

Referenceback to top

Pearson and Morant 1935
K. Pearson & G. K. Morant, ‘Portraiture of Oliver Cromwell’, Biometrica, XXVI, 1935, pls.lxv-lxviii.

Piper 1958
D. Piper, ‘The contemporary Portraits of Oliver Cromwell’, Wal. Soc., XXIV, 1958, no.13.

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 96.

Simon and Saywell (eds) 2004
Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, p 692.

Provenanceback to top

Given by Messrs Brucciani & Co, 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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