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English School, 17th Century

Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester

Details
English School, 17th Century
Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester
oil on canvas
32 ½ x 53 in. (82.5 x 134.6 cm.)
Provenance
(possibly) Andrew Lloyd, and by descent to,
William Reynolds Lloyd, Aston Hall, near Oswestry, Shropshire, and by descent, until before 1623.

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Lot Essay

This rare depiction of Oliver Cromwell at Worcester, the last battle of the English Civil War, which took place on 3 September 1651, is likely to have been commissioned by Andrew Lloyd, a captain in Cromwell’s army. The picture hung at Aston Hall, Shropshire, but would appear to have left the possession of the Lloyd family before the contents of the house were auctioned by Ludlow, Briscoe and Hughes, in a series of sales over nine days in July 1923.

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