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  • Oliver Cromwell, after 1653
    Jan van de Velde IV (Dutch, before 1610–1686), after Robert Walker (British, 1595/1610?–?1659)
    Engraving, aquatint, and roulette

    16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1930 (30.54.72)

    Not long after Cromwell's Puritan minority overtook the throne of England, the "Lord Protector" himself was portrayed steely-eyed and dressed in armor. His costume suited well the leader of a fanatical army and a staunch defender of colonial possessions. The portrait is one of the earliest known etchings to be modeled with aquatint.

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    Oliver Cromwell, after 1653
    Jan van de Velde IV (Dutch, before 1610–1686), after Robert Walker (British, 1595/1610?–?1659)
    Engraving, aquatint, and roulette

    16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1930 (30.54.72)


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