Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Sir Peter Lely 1670s

Sir Peter Lely, Studio of 

Portrait of Sir Peter Lely, Sir Peter Lely, Studio of
Oil on canvas
17th Century
30 x 25 inches 76.2 x 63.5 cm
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This studio reproduction of one of the master's self portraits would have been an important exercise for a student - the high quality of its execution, recalling the work of Willem Wissing who had been a star of the studio and was retained to complete unfinished works after Lely's death in 1680, might suggest it was intended as a gift to one of the painter's many friends and admirers.
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