32 of 842 portraits by Sir Peter Lely
after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, (circa 1665-1670)
49 1/2 in. x 40 in. (1257 mm x 1016 mm)
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- Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 842 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
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