English School, Late 18th Century
Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), Lord Protector of England (1653-1658), wearing gold studded armour with buff trim and white lawn collar with lace border.
Watercolour on card, turned wood frame, the reverse inscribed This belongs to/ my son Tom/ T D.
Oval, 75mm (2 15/16in) high
Provenance: Thomas Dawson, 1st Baron Cremorne, 1st Viscount Cremorne and Baron Dartrey, MP (17251813) and thence by descent; Bonhams, London, 22 November 2006, lot 24.