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A Portrait Of A Gentleman With His Dog. Oil On Canvas. School Of Peter Lely


£6,500 | $9,058 USD | €7,575 EUR
Item Number: SA764290
Date of manufacture: 17th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Victoria Fine Art
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A Male Portrait in the School of Peter Lely
Provenance: Christies, King Street, London
Canvas Size: 127 x 102cm
Outside Frame Size: 147 x 122cm
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Sir Peter LELY
1618 – 1680
Born Pieter van der Faes at Soest, Westphalia on 14th September the son of a Dutch army Captain who was stationed there at the time. By 1637 he ws using the name of Lely when he registered in the Haarlem Guild as a pupil of Frans Pietersz de Grebber. He reportedly adopted the surname Lely from the nickname given to his father who was born in a scent shop, the House of Lily in The Hague.
He moved to England c1643 and at first painted pastoral scenes before concentrating on portraiture. By 1647 he was employed by the Duke of Northumberland to paint the imprisoned Royal family (at Syon House and Petworth). He based his style on that of Van Dyck and Dobson and by the end of the period he had become the leading portraitist with paintings of Cromwell whilst still retaining the patronage of noble families prominent in the Restoration.
He was appointed principal painter to the King and was naturalised in 1662. Works produced by Lely is of very high quality in richness and colour and by the end of his life he had been knighted and assembled a large collection of Van Dyck’s major English works. He died in London in 1680
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 17th Century.


Height = 147 cm (57.9")
Width = 122 cm (48.0")
Depth = 6 cm (2.4")

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