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Portrait Oil Painting Of A Lady, 17th Century, Studio Of Sir Peter Lely


£9,500 | $13,239 USD | €11,071 EUR
Item Number: SA830320
Date of manufacture: 17th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Benton Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 41 times in the past month with the most views from the United States.


Studio of Sir Peter Lely
Dutch, (1618-1680)
Portrait of a Lady
Oil on canvas
Image size: 29.25 inches x 24.25 inches
Size including frame: 37.5 inches x 32.5 inches
A well-executed half-length portrait of a lady, set in a feigned carved oval cartouche, studio of Sir Peter Lely. The sitter is pictured in a blue dress with jewelled clasps and wears droplet pearl earrings and a necklace. Her intricately styled hair is also decorated with pearls. Pearls were not only demonstrations of high social rank but were also symbols of purity. Whilst the identity of the sitter has long since been lost, she was undoubtedly a lady of some standing and wealth. The portrait has been painted by an artist of great ability who has been influenced by Sir Peter Lely.
Sir Peter Lely was the leading portrait painter working in England at the court of Charles II during the mid to late 17th century. He was born Pieter van Faes to Dutch parents in Soest, Germany. He studied in Haarlem where he is thought to been apprenticed to Pieter de Grebber. He adopted the surname Lely after becoming a master of the Guild in Haarlem in 1637. He settled in London in 1641 where he became a highly successful court painter of portraits. Lelyís talent was such that his career progressed after Charles Iís execution, and he served both Cromwell and Charles II.
Presentation: The painting is housed in a period gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
Condition: As with all of our original antique oil paintings, this work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 17th Century.


Height = 95 cm (37.4")
Width = 82.5 cm (32.5")
Depth = 6.5 cm (2.6")

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