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Lely, Peter (Sir) pseudonym of Pieter van der Faeslocked

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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 ...

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