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Studio of Sir Peter Lely (artist)



Sir Peter Lely was born to Dutch parents and trained in Haarlem. His career was centered in London, where he gained fame for portraiture and employed a large workshop. After Anthony van Dyck’s death, Lely served as the most fashionable portrait painter in England.

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Sir Peter Lely (14 September 1618 – 7 December 1680) was a painter of Dutch origin whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court. He became a naturalised British subject and was knighted in 1679.