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Sir Peter Lely

(1618-1680), Portrait painter

Sitter in 19 portraits
Artist associated with 841 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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Sir Peter Lely, by Sir Peter Lely - NPG 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

Sir Peter Lely, after Sir Peter Lely - NPG 951

Sir Peter Lely

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (circa 1670)
NPG 951

Sir Peter Lely, by Arnold de Jode, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D5062

Sir Peter Lely

by Arnold de Jode, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, circa 1666
NPG D5062

Sir Peter Lely, after Sir Peter Lely - NPG D20915

Sir Peter Lely

after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, (circa 1670)
NPG D20915

Sir Peter Lely, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11398

Sir Peter Lely

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11398

Sir Peter Lely, by Isaac Beckett, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D3569

Sir Peter Lely

by Isaac Beckett, published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D3569

Sir Peter Lely, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11494

Sir Peter Lely

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1684-1688
NPG D11494

Sir Peter Lely, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D12041

Sir Peter Lely

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1684-1688
NPG D12041

Sir Peter Lely, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D12039

Sir Peter Lely

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1684-1688
NPG D12039

Sir Peter Lely, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D12040

Sir Peter Lely

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1684-1688
NPG D12040

Sir Peter Lely, after Sir Peter Lely - NPG D30405

Sir Peter Lely

after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D30405

Sir Peter Lely, after Sir Peter Lely - NPG D30406

Sir Peter Lely

after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D30406

Sir Peter Lely, by Marco Alvise Pitteri, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D17860

Sir Peter Lely

by Marco Alvise Pitteri, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D17860

Sir Peter Lely, by Alexander Bannerman, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D15204

Sir Peter Lely

by Alexander Bannerman, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1762
NPG D15204

Sir Peter Lely, by Andrew Birrell, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D30408

Sir Peter Lely

by Andrew Birrell, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D30408

Sir Peter Lely, by John Corner, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D30407

Sir Peter Lely

by John Corner, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1816
NPG D30407

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Sir Peter Lely

by Arnold de Jode, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, circa 1666
NPG D18948

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Sir Peter Lely

after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, (circa 1670)
NPG D20914

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Sir Peter Lely

by and published by Gerard Valck, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1700-1725
NPG D18960

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