Sir Peter Lely

(1618 - 1680)
The Dutch artist Peter Lely was trained in Haarlem and came to London in the 1640s. In the early part of his career, he painted Biblical and mythological scenes, but it was as a portraitist that he established his reputation, and he worked throughout the civil wars and Interregnum. At the Restoration he was appointed Principal Painter to King Charl...
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