Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portraits of a gentleman of the Crewe family 1640s

Sir Peter Lely (1618-80)

Portraits of a gentleman of the Crewe family, Sir Peter Lely
Oil on canvas
17th Century
50 x 40 inches 127 x 101.2 cm
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This pair of portraits of an elderly couple dressed in the fashion of the previous reign is one of the more remarkable and touching products of Lely's early career in England. The sitter's probable family is identified by the coat of arms.
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