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Original 1832 8 3/4 inch x 6 1/2 inch etching and engraving titled OLIVER CROMWELL

Portrait of Oliver Cromwell, three-quarter-length, slightly turned to the right, holding his baton of command, in parade armour with a plain collar over his gorget, his rapier hanging at his side, his page to the left tying his sash, ships on the sea beyond. Illustration to Lodge’s ‘Portraits’ (8vo edition, London 1821-34).

Engraved by John Henry Robinson (1796 – 1871). A line, stipple and occasional mezzotint engraver from Bolton. He was apprenticed to James Heath between 1814-1818 and then set up initially as a book-illustrator. He engraved portraits and prints after popular contemporary painters, e.g. Landseer. He fought a long battle to win respect from the Royal Academy as a line-engraver and was eventually elected Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1856.

After Robert Walker (1599 – 1658). Robert Walker was an English portrait painter, notable for his portraits of the “Lord Protector” Oliver Cromwell and other distinguished parliamentarians of the period.

Published by The London Printing and Publishing Company.

Lettering under title: “OB. 1658. / From the original of Walker in the collection of / The Right Hon’ble The Earl Spencer.’

Image size 4 7/8 inch x 3 7/8 inch

The engraving is in good condition with some age related toning. Reverse side blank.

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