A Miniature of Oliver Cromwell, by Christian Richter (1678-1732) after Samuel Cooper, circa 1715.

On card, oval, in a gilt-metal frame engraved with a stylised leaf border and a scroll surmount, 10.5cm.

The miniature is signed, inscribed and dated on the backing card. Sum Possessor/C Richter/1708.

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), in a ‘no warts’ depiction, is shown wearing armour bearing initials and a date: SC/1647.

Christian Richter was born in Sweden and arrived in England in 1702, where he was to spend the rest of his life.

Many of his miniatures were copies after Samuel Cooper (1609-1672).


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