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Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter

Sitter in 18 portraits
Artist associated with 829 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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3897

Sir Peter Lely

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1660
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951

Sir Peter Lely

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

D5062

Sir Peter Lely

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

D20915

Sir Peter Lely

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

D11398

Sir Peter Lely

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

D3569

Sir Peter Lely

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

D11494

Sir Peter Lely

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

D12041

Sir Peter Lely

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

D12039

Sir Peter Lely

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

D12040

Sir Peter Lely

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

D30405

Sir Peter Lely

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

D30406

Sir Peter Lely

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

D17860

Sir Peter Lely

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

D15204

Sir Peter Lely

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

D30408

Sir Peter Lely

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

D18948

Sir Peter Lely

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

D20914

Sir Peter Lely

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

D18960

Sir Peter Lely

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