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    Sale 7448

    Old Master and British Pictures

    7 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 152

    Sir Peter Lely (Westphalia 1618-1680 London)

    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a brown coat and Mechlin lace cravat, in a sculpted cartouche

    Price Realised  

    Sir Peter Lely (Westphalia 1618-1680 London)
    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a brown coat and Mechlin lace cravat, in a sculpted cartouche
    signed 'PL:ely.' (PL in monogram, lower centre)
    oil on canvas
    29½ x 24½ in. (74.9 x 62.2 cm.)


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    This portrait can be dated stylistically to the early 1670s.

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    Literature

    To be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Sir Peter Lely, by the late Sir O. Millar, D. Dethloff and C. MacLeod, for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.