Oliver Cromwell.Careat successibus opto, / Quisquis ab eventu facta notanda putat. SS [on right]
Printed for & Sold by Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck Fleet St.
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 305 x 225mm (12 x 8¾"). Foxing to edges. Later impression on wove paper.
Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. Latin text from Ovid below which can be translated as 'Let him lack success, I wish, who thinks that the deed can be censured from its outcomes'. This plate originally showed Cromwell in armour as in most likenesses, but in this later impression a coat has been substituted in its place.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; O'D 65.
[Ref: 34122] £140.00