- c. 1653
- Oil on canvas
- Purchased, 1976
- 1390 x 1195 x 75mm
According to a near-contemporary of Robert Walker, the artist “lived in Oliver Cromwell’s days, and drew the portraits of that usurper, and almost all his officers, both by sea and land”. This once important but now unidentified court official was painted near the beginning of Cromwell’s turbulent five-year rule as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)