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Sir Peter Lely (Soest, Westphalia 1618-1680 London)
Sir Peter Lely (Soest, Westphalia 1618-1680 London)

Portrait of Samuel Lee (b. 1639), half-length, in a brown cloak

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Sir Peter Lely (Soest, Westphalia 1618-1680 London)
Portrait of Samuel Lee (b. 1639), half-length, in a brown cloak
oil on canvas
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 61 cm.)
Provenance
By inheritance in the family of the sitter.
Literature
Capt. W.H. Smith, Aedes Hartwellianae, or Notices of the Manor and mansion of Hartwell, London, 1851, p. 113.

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The sitter was the brother of Sir Thomas Lee, 1st Bt. (1635-90), of Hartwell House, near Aylesbury. This portrait is thought likely to date from the mid-to-late 1650s.

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