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Image number
MAN62926
Title
Cromwell, Protector of the Vaudois, 1877 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Brown, Ford Madox (1821-93) / English
Location
Manchester Art Gallery, UK
Medium
oil on canvas
Date
1877 (C19th)
Dimensions
86x107 cms
Description
depicts Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) in conversation with John Milton dictating a letter to Andrew Marvell protesting at the Piedmont Easter massacre (1655), an attack on the Vaudois (Waldenses), a persecuted Protestant sect in Piedmont, northern Italy; The Waldensians (also known variously as Waldenses , Vallenses, Valdesi or Vaudois) are a Christian movement and religious cultural group which originated in Lyons in the late 1170s; The Poor Men of Lyons; Peter Waldo preaching apostolic poverty as the way to perfection; in conflict with the Roman Catholic Church which declared them heretical; in 16th century embraced Protestant Reformation;
Photo credit
© Manchester Art Gallery / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ declamation / silver ink well / puritan / map / pre-raphaelite / religious sect / waldensians / quill / Painting / Mzpainting
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