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    Oliver Cromwell

    Oliver Cromwell, (from his death mask in Warwick Castle), My impression as to what Cromwell actually looked like, A little go with oils too,(there aren't many paintings of him),I guess the death mask is the nearest possible true likeness....Anyway hope you like the picture....Jack.
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    Great job, Jack love that texture, old master's style, wonderful work

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    Great painting Jack but ohhh those staring eyes lol
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    jacktar51 - nice work I think you've really captured the feeling and personality of this famous and historical person.

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    Jack, this is a very good one. I really like the way you have done on the eyes.

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    You made him look like a saint, Jack. He appears filled with compassion. Must have done a very good turn for ya in the very long ago.
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    Pat 1940, thanks for your reply,this was inspired by Eighty+ really, after looking at his drawings,I thought I would like to try a portrait for a change,and not one from my imagination, the nearest model I could find was the death mask of Cromwell in Warwick Castle,a plastercast of his real face,so I imagine that to be the best possible likeness of the real man,it was interesting looking up the history...thanks for looking Pat.....Jack.
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    Coops, hello,thanks for your comment,haven't posted for a while because of connecting to the internet problems,it was intermittent at first but got worse and finally couldn't connect at all,still haven't sussed it properly but have found an alternative route to get on now,so hope to be on a bit more now, thanks for reply Coops.....Jack.
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    gxhpainter, Thanks for your reply,Cromwell was a very religious man apparently,and everything he did was religion motivated,when he died he was buried with much ceremony,but when the royalists came back to power they exhumed the body,had him hung in chains at Tyburn, and then beheaded his body,his head was diplayed on a spike,as a warning to those who would plot against the royalty, it made interesting reading, thanks for looking.....Jack
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    Jasminek,Thanks for looking in,pleased you like the picture,it was very interesting to look up the history....Jack.
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