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Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter

Sitter in 18 portraits
Artist associated with 826 portraits
Portrait painter and Principal Painter to Charles II; born of Dutch parents, he trained in Haarlem; came to London in the 1640s and quickly established a reputation as a portraitist; appointed Principal Painter at the Restoration and knighted, 1680; was prolific, and easily the most fashionable painter of his time; formed a celebrated collection of paintings and drawings and was well known for his high living; Pepys called him 'a mighty proud man, and full of state'.

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6007

Henry Stone

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1648
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6007

5176

Henry Marten (Martin)

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1650s
NPG 5176

402

Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1650 (circa 1646)
NPG 402

5491

Sir Henry Blount

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas
NPG 5491

6496

Humphrey Henchman

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas
On display at Lyme Park, Stockport
NPG 6496

574

James Ussher

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1654
NPG 574

1522

Sir William Compton

by Henry Peart the Elder, after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (circa 1655)
On display at
NPG 1522

5461

Arthur Capel, 1st Earl of Essex; Elizabeth, Countess of Essex

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1655-1660
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5461

5488

Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1655-1659
NPG 5488

4296

Charlotte, Countess of Derby

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (1657)
On display at
NPG 4296

1975

Richard Gibson

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (1658)
NPG 1975

4109

James Harrington

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (circa 1658)
NPG 4109

74

Abraham Cowley

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (circa 1660)
NPG 74

3897

Sir Peter Lely

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1660
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3897

491

George Morley

after Sir Peter Lely
chalk, (circa 1660)
NPG 491

4622

Sir Geoffrey Palmer, 1st Bt

studio of Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1660
NPG 4622

609

Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (circa 1660)
NPG 609

152

Sir William Temple, Bt

by or after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1660
NPG 152

3678

Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1661-1665
NPG 3678