Affordable Fine Art Oliver Cromwell the Lord Protector of England (1599-1658) After Sir Peter Lely Oil Portrait Painting (1 of 1)
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Affordable Fine Art Oliver Cromwell the Lord Protector of England (1599-1658) After Sir Peter Lely Oil Portrait Painting

REF: 0796 / LA130243
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We are delighted to bring to the market a pleasing oil portrait on canvas estimated to be dated as late 18th Century and representing a depiction of Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) after the original by Sir Peter Lely in c1657. Sir Peter Lely (14 September 1618 – 30 November 1680) was a painter of Dutch origin whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court. The portrait has been presented in a nicely carved solid oak frame with a gilt slip to finish the presentation. ABOUT OLIVER CROMWELL Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader. He served as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1653 until his death, acting simultaneously as head of state and head of government of the new republic. Cromwell was born into the middle gentry to a family descended from the sister of King Henry VIII's minister Thomas Cromwell. Little is known of the first 40 years of his life, as only four of his personal letters survive along with a summary of a speech that he delivered in 1628. He became an Independent Puritan after undergoing a religious conversion in the 1630s, taking a generally tolerant view towards the many Protestant sects of his period. He was an intensely religious man, a self-styled Puritan Moses, and he fervently believed that God was guiding his victories. He was elected Member of Parliament for Huntingdon in 1628 and for Cambridge in the Short (1640) and Long (1640–1649) Parliaments. He entered the English Civil Wars on the side of the 'Roundheads' or Parliamentarians, nicknamed 'Old Ironsides'. He demonstrated his ability as a commander and was quickly promoted from leading a single cavalry troop to being one of the principal commanders of the New Model Army, playing an important role under General Sir Thomas Fairfax in the defeat of the Royalist 'Cavalier' 11th forces. FRAME The carved oak frame has signs of distress throughout consistent with age and wear, and having some minor losses and shrinkage in the wood around corner joins, but now restored and is not too noticeable. Wired and ready to hang. TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES: 07765 856171 SPECIAL SALE PRICE OFFER ENDS 31st JAN

measurements

Height:
89 CM
Width:
76 CM
Depth:
5 CM

declaration

Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art has clarified that the Affordable Fine Art Oliver Cromwell the Lord Protector of England (1599-1658) After Sir Peter Lely Oil Portrait Painting (LA130243) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Late 18th Century

condition

Canvas is tight on stretchers and painted surface is in very good order indeed. The portrait been correctly cleaned in the past and has no signs of any craquelure.The frame is worn with some minor wooden losses

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Date of Manufacture:
Late 18th Century

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