Portrait of a Lady c.1680; Circle of Sir Peter Lely
Portrait of a Lady c.1680; Circle of Sir Peter Lely
Portrait of a Lady c.1680; Circle of Sir Peter Lely
Portrait of a Lady c.1680; Circle of Sir Peter Lely
Portrait of a Lady c.1680; Circle of Sir Peter Lely

Portrait of a Lady c.1680; Circle of Sir Peter Lely

c. 1680 England

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Oil on canvas in a reproduction frame.
This is a charming portrait of a handsome woman of mature years; mature she may be, but she is very aware of the high fashion of the time. The very latest hair style, the plunging neckline and of course, that hallmark of the Baroque, pearls.
The sitter is depicted within a feigned carved stone oval that was used often by Lely.
The sitter, her identity forgotten, has for years been known as 'The Irish Lady'...why so has also been forgotten!

SIR PETER LELY (1618 - 1680) was the most important portraitist in the reign of Charles ll, although he had painted portraits throughout the Commonwealth. Principal Painter to the King, he painted everyone of importance, maintaining a busy and active Studio to help with the huge demand for his portraits. Members of his Circle, and his Followers, many of them talented artists in their own right, emulated his style to supply this constant market.
The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, Essex.
Dimensions
External Height 37.00 inch (93.98 cm)
External Width 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
Stock Code
8925
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