Oliver Cromwell, by Christian Richter, after Samuel Cooper, circa 1715.

On card, oval 10.5cm, in a gilt-metal frame engraved with a stylised leaf border and a scroll surmount.
Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), in a ‘no warts’ depiction, is shown wearing armour bearing initials and a date: SC/1647. The miniature is signed, inscribed and dated on the backing card. Sum Possessor/C Richter/1708
Christian Richter (1678-1732) who was born in Sweden, 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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