Lely, Peter (Sir) pseudonym of Pieter van der Faes
British, 17th century, male.
Born 14 October 1618, in Saest (Westphalia), to Dutch parents; died 1680, in London.
Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.
Peter Lely took his surname from the house in which his family lived, 'in de Lelye', and by 1637 was Pieter Lely, a pupil of Frans Pietersz. de Grebber at the Guild of St Luke in Haarlem. Within 10 years he came to London and was made a freeman of the Painter-Stainers' Company in 1647. His early work consisted of landscapes and history paintings like ...