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Peter (Pieter) Lely

 (1618 - 1680)
Peter (Pieter) Lely was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, Netherlands, Germany.  Peter Lely is known for portrait, landscape, religious themed, history and figure paintings.

Biography   Peter (Pieter) Lely


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His real name was van der Faes, but Peter Lely took his nickname after a family home with a lily on its gable.  Born in Germany to Dutch parents, by 1637 he was Pieter Lely at the Guild of Saint Luke in Haarlem, where he trained.  Ten years later he was in London, where he painted landscapes, religious scenes, and history pictures but quickly recognized the strength of the market in portraiture.

Working for many of the late Anthony van Dyck's patrons, Lely took the opportunity to study his predecessor's paintings carefully.  He incorporated van Dyck's sense of scale, shimmering handling of paint, and repertoire of design and accessories with his own impeccable drawing and Dutch qualities of rich color, dramatic lighti   ...  Displaying 750 of 1636 characters.

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Portrait of a young woman and child, as Venus and Cupid, the young woman almost certainly either Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine, and Duchess of Cleveland (1640-1709), or Nell Gwyn (1650-1687), full-length, naked, beside an urn, a landscape beyo
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PORTRAIT OF CHARLES DORMER, 2ND EARL OF CARNARVON (1632-1709)
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Double portrait said to be of Francis Lennard, 14th Baron Dacre (1619-1692), and Elizabeth, née Bayning, later Countess of Sheppey (1625-1686), three-quarter-length, the former in a black cloak, the latter in an oyster dress and blue wrap fastened with a
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