Portrait of a Gentleman ,follower of Sir Peter Lely
follower peter lely head and shoulders portrait of a gentleman
wearing a white powdered wig. The gentleman in question , is as yet unknown, but certainly has the look of an aristocrat. oil on canvas, housed in later gilt frame The painting is 57cm by 44cm (17½ x 22¼ inches high) whilst overall is 58½ x 71 cm (23 x 28 inches high) The condition overall is very good having been relined and cleaned. There is some cracquelure throughout and some areas of retouching a few minor abrasions and losses to the background mainly edges by frame non of which detract from this fine piece. Peter Lely (1618-1680) Peter Lely was a Dutch painter who spent most of his career in England as a portrait painter to the court. Lely's portraits were well received, and he succeeded Anthony van Dyck as the most fashionable portrait artist in England. please email if you require any further information.
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