7 December 2007
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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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.
This portrait can be dated stylistically to the early 1670s.
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