Sir Peter Lely art links 


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Sir Peter Lely: The Children of the Markgraaf de Trazegnies
Photograph by Martin Beek, Creative Commons licensed


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Sir Peter Lely

[Dutch-born English Baroque Era Painter, 1618-1680]

• Also known as:  Peter van der Faes
• Relationships: Lely's students included Nicolas de Largilliere.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits/History Painting.
• Browse all:  Dutch artists / British artists

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    Sir Peter Lely Works Online    
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Original works by Sir Peter Lely available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
2 paintings online

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
Landscape with a Church, pencil drawing, 1640-43

Notable SiteSir Peter Lely at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Drapery and Hand, ca.1650

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
Portrait of a Lady; probably Mary Parsons, later Mrs Draper, 1665

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Portrait of Queen Catherine of Braganza, ca.1680
Knight of the Order of the Garter, 1660s
Two Canons from a Procession of Knights of the Order of the Garter, 1660s
Trial by Fire, ca.1650

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Loiuse de Keroualle, 1671

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, 1664/66

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
18 works by or related to the artist

Crocker Art Museum, California
James II

Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida
The Countess of Radnor, Letitia Isabella Smith, ca.1647

Denver Art Museum / Berger Collection, Colorado
Miss Wharton, 1660

DePaul University Museum, Chicago
Sir Edward Hyde, 1660s

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK   NEW!

Five College Museums Collections Database, Massachusetts

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Portrait of Lady Penelope Spencer, 1670-80

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK
Many works online

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Norwich Museums, England

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Portrait of a Lady

Sheffield Galleries & Museums, UK
Margaret Brooke, Lady Denham

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Sir Peter Lely at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Faringdon Collection at Buscot Park, Oxfordshire, UK
Study of Hands

The Faringdon Collection at Buscot Park, Oxfordshire, UK
3 works online

The Huntington Library, California

The Wallace Collection, London, UK   NEW!

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Watford Museum, England
Lady Elizabeth Percy, Wife of Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex
Portrait of an Unknown Man

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
Quite a few works online

D'Outre Manche Database of British Art in French Public Collections

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Fairfield Auction, Newtown, Connecticut -- Highlights of Past Sales
Portrait (for the original page, click here then scroll down)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteSir Peter Lely at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteSir Peter Lely at The Athenaeum  
6 works online

Notable SiteSir Peter Lely in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database  

Sir Peter Lely at CGFA  

Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

UK Government Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Sir Peter Lely  
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Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

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