Christian Richter (Swedish, 1678-1732)
Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), Lord Protector of England (1653-1658), wearing suit of armour and white collar, his natural hair worn to his shoulders.
Watercolour on vellum, laid on card with gesso back, signed on the reverse and dated C Richter/ 1708, the C and R in monogram, gilt-wood frame with carved scroll plaque inscribed OLIVER CROMWELL.
Oval, 102mm (4in) high
Exhibited: Royal Portrait Miniatures: A Special Loan Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 11-23 Oct 2011, no.6.
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