Oliver Cromwell

Jan van de Velde IV Dutch
after Robert Walker British

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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.

Oliver Cromwell, Jan van de Velde IV (Dutch, Utrecht before 1610–1686 Haarlem), Engraving, aquatint, and roulette; second state

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