Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658)

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There are several versions of this portrait by Robert Walker of Cromwell, and it is based on Van Dyck’s portrait of Sir Edmund Verney. An early version is at Burghley House, Stamford, beseiged by Cromwell in 1643; another is in the National Portrait Gallery. This painting belonged to Cromwell’s daughter Bridget, and is known as the Polhill Walker after her descendants.

Cromwell Museum



Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658)


oil on canvas


H 127 x W 96.5 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Mr C. Foot, 1978

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