Called Frances Cromwell (1638-1720), the daughter of Oliver Cromwell
Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680)
Oil painting on canvas, Called Frances Cromwell, Lady Russell (1638-1720), the Daughter of Oliver Cromwell by Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), 1650s. Possibly Mary Scudamore, who married William Dutton (1640 - 1674/5) or one of the three daughters of John 'Crump' Dutton (1594 - 1656/7). Or, Lucy Dutton, Countess of Downe (1624 - 1655/6) or her elder sister Elizabeth, Mrs George Colt. According to 'Crump' Dutton's will he expressed the wish that Oliver should become William Dutton's guardian and that 'according to the discourse that hath passed between us', she should marry William. However, she married Robert Rich, instead, grandson of the Cromwellian admiral, Robert, 2nd Earl of Warwick.
Bequest of Charles Dutton, 7th Baron Sherborne (1911 – 1982), along with the rest of the Sherborne Estate, to the National Trust in 1982
Sherborne, The Dutton Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680) possibly John Michael Wright (London 1617 - London 1694), artist