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Circle of John Riley (London 1646-1691)
Circle of John Riley (London 1646-1691)

Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Robert Blake (1598-1657), half-length, in armour, with a lace stock, in a painted oval

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Circle of John Riley (London 1646-1691)
Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Robert Blake (1598-1657), half-length, in armour, with a lace stock, in a painted oval
inscribed 'Obiit anno 1657, / AE [linked] tatis 59.' (lower left) and 'Blakaeus in aequore victor, / Primus Cromwelleus pelagi decus / addidit armis.' (lower right)
oil on canvas, corners made up
30¼ x 25 1/8 in. (76.7 x 63.7 cm.)

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