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A Portrait of a Lady, Circle of Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680).

Oil on canvas, 73.7cm by 62.2cm. In a Sunderland frame.

The Dutch-born Lely arrived in England in 1641, the year in which Sir Anthony van Dyck died.

He succeeded van Dyck as the most fashionable portrait painter of the age in England and had a large and prolific workshop.

He was court painter to Charles I, to Oliver Cromwell during the period of the Commonwealth and to Charles II after the Restoration.


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