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Oliver Cromwell between two pillars: P.79-1940

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Oliver Cromwell between two pillars
The Embleme of Englands distractions as also of her attained, and further expected Freedome, & Happines


Printmaker: Faithorne, William (Attributed)
Draughtsman: Barlow, Francis (After)




History note: Daniell sold to John Charrington [Lugt 572], 7 June 1935; sold at his sale (Christie's) 19 June 1940, lot 34.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, with the aid of a contribution from the National Art-Collections Fund and from E.E. Barron, M.A., LL.B.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1940) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


17th Century#
Production date: circa AD 1658


With 'meritas' in the Latin verse at the lower centre changed to 'metuas'. In a later state the head was changed to represent William III.

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: P.79-1940
Primary reference Number: 45860
Fagan (Faithorne): 81 (p.31) II
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 25 October 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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