Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)

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artist
van der Hagen, Gaspar
attributions_note
bibliography
Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, cat. no. 130
collection_code
SCP
credit
Lent by Mr John Lewis
date_end
1773-12-31
date_start
1735-01-01
date_text
ca. 1740 - ca. 1769 (made)
descriptive_line
Medallion, ivory relief, portrait of Oliver Cromwell, probably by Gaspar van der Hagen (d.1769), after John Michael Rysbrack, Britain, ca. 1740-69
dimensions
Height: 10.3 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Sculpture, room 111
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Almost certainly once fixed to a box, along with other ivory reliefs. Brought in for opinion to the V&A in 1970. Sold at Sotheby's, London, 8 December, 1988, lot 398. On loan to the Museum since 1992.
id
68
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:17:48.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:17:48.000Z
latitude
52.883289
location
Sculpture, room 111, case DR5
longitude
-1.97685
marks
'G V R'
materials
ivory
materials_techniques
Ivory, carved in relief
museum_number
LOAN:JOHN LEWIS.12
museum_number_token
loanjohnlewis12
object_number
O89694
object_type
Relief
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Portrait of Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), who is shown in profile wearing armour with shoulder-length hair facing right. Monogrammed.
place
England
primary_image_id
production_note
Probably by Gaspar van der Hagen, who was originally from Antwerp, and died in London in 1769. He worked in John Michael Rysbrack's workshop.
production_type
public_access_description
This historicising ivory relief was probably carved by Gaspar van der Hagen, who was originally from Antwerp, and died in London in 1769. He worked in John Michael Rysbrack's workshop. Cromwell was frequently the subject of sculpture in the eighteenth century in Britian, because he represented an important phase of British constitutional history. Van der Hagen (active London 1744 – York 1769) worked both in marble and in ivory. He seems to have concentrated in small ivory heads, some after full-size busts by John Michaerl Rysbrack (1694-1770). He was aparaently a native of Antwerp, who practised in London for most of his life. He may be indentical to the monogrammist GVDR.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
VA
slug
oliver-cromwell-1599-1658-relief-van-der-hagen
sys_updated
2013-12-04T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving, relief
title
Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1773
year_start
1735