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Half A Million For Oliver Cromwell’s Warts And All

by | 7th, June 2007

tony_badger.jpg HE may have unleashed a genocidal nightmare in Ireland, but for one collector, a four-by-three inch portrait of Oliver Cromwell was well worth the £535,200 price tag. (Pic: The Spine )

The oval picture, by Cromwell’s favourite artist, Samuel Cooper , dates from 1657 and is believed to be the image on which all other portrayals of the Lord Protector were based.

The Harcourt Miniature was sold at Sotheby’s in London to the Compton Verney gallery in Warwickshire for five times the guide price

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