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Portrait of Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), Robert Walker (1610-1658).

Oil on canvas, 127cm by 101.6cm.

Whilst in pursuit of the Royalist, Viscount Campden, who had taken refuge at Burghley, Cromwell’s troops stormed the House in 1643. Family tradition has it that this portrait was given by Cromwell to the widow of the 3rd Earl of Exeter who had recently died and whose fifteen year old son had just inherited.

 

REFERENCE: PIC192

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