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After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Cromwell' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160758

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1831 and now in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nîmes (Inv. no. IP59). Loosely based on the accounts by François-René de Chateaubriand (1768-1848) and François Guizot (1787-1874), the work depicts Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) lifting the lid of the coffin of Charles I (1600-49) to view the body of the executed king. 

  • Creator(s)

    After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)
    Charles I, King of Great Britain (1600-49)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs