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Sir Peter Lely (14 September 1618 - 30 November 1680) was a painter of Dutch origin. He was the most popular portrait artist in England from soon after he arrived in the country in the 1640s to his death. September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... Events March 8 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion (he soon rejects the idea after some initial calculations were made but on May 15 confirms the discovery). ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... Events First Portuguese governor was appointed to Macau The Swedish city Karlskrona was founded as the Royal Swedish Navy relocated there. ... It has been suggested that Portrait painting be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Lely was born Pieter van der Faes to Dutch parents in Soest in Westphalia, where his father was an officer serving in the armed forces of the Elector of Brandenburg. Lely studied painting in Haarlem, where he may have been apprenticed to Pieter de Grebber. He become a master of the Guild of Saint Luke in Haarlem in 1637. He is reputed to have adopted the surname "Lely" (also occasionally spelled Lilly) from a heraldic lily on the gable of the house where his father was born in The Hague. Soest This article is about the German town. ... Westphalia (German: Westfalen) is a region in Germany, centred on the cities of Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Münster, Bielefeld, and Osnabrück and included in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. ... The Margrave of Brandenburg was one of the seven Electors of the Holy Roman Empire created by the Golden Bull of 1356. ... ... Lilly may refer to: Places Lilly, Georgia Lilly, Pennsylvania People William Lilly (1602-1661), astrologer John C. Lilly (1915-2001), eclectic researcher Bob Lilly (1939-present), American football player and photographer Kristine Lilly (1971-present), soccer player Evangeline Lilly (1979-present), actor Other Eli Lilly and Company, a corporation Empress... Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ... lily is the best name in the whole wide world. ... The House of the Seven Gables, Salem, Massachusetts, showing four gables in this view. ... Arms of The Hague Flag of The city of The Hague. ...

Two ladies from the Lake family, 1650. Held by the Tate Gallery.[1]
Two ladies from the Lake family, 1650. Held by the Tate Gallery.[1]

He arrrived in London in around 1641. His early English paintings, mainly mythological or religious scenes, or portraits set in a pastoral landscape, show influences from Van Dyck and the Dutch baroque. Lely's portraits were well received, and he succeeded Van Dyck as the most fashionable portrait artist in England. He became became a freeman of the Painter-Stainers' Company in 1647 and was portrait artist to Charles I, but his talent ensured that his career was uninterrupted by Charles's execution, and he served Oliver Cromwell, who he painted "warts and all", and Richard Cromwell. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1410, 323 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): User:Rl/Images 1650-1700 in fashion ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1410, 323 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): User:Rl/Images 1650-1700 in fashion ... The Tate Gallery in the United Kingdom is a network of four galleries: Tate Britain (opened 1897), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St Ives (1993), Tate Modern (2000), with a complementary website Tate Online (1998). ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Self Portrait With a Sunflower Sir Anthony (Antoon) van Dyck (*March 22, 1599 - December 9, 1641) was a Flemish painter — mainly of portraits — who became the leading court painter in England. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... Self Portrait With a Sunflower Sir Anthony (Antoon) van Dyck (*March 22, 1599 - December 9, 1641) was a Flemish painter — mainly of portraits — who became the leading court painter in England. ... The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Ireland, and King of Scots from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... For the Monty Python song based on the historical figure, see Oliver Cromwell (song) Oliver Cromwell (April 25, 1599 – September 3, 1658) was an English military and political leader, considered by critics to be a dictator, best known for making England a republic and leading the Commonwealth of England. ... Richard Cromwell (October 4, 1626- July 12, 1712) was the third son of Oliver Cromwell, and was Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland, for little over eight months, from September 3, 1658 until May 25, 1659. ...


After the English Restoration in 1660, Lely was appointed as Charles II's Principal Painter in Ordinary in 1661, and he became a naturalised British subject in 1662. King Charles II, the first monarch to rule after the English Restoration. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ...


Demand was high, and Lely and his school were prolific. After Lely painted a sitter's head, Lely's pupils would often complete the portrait in one of a series of numbered poses. Among his most famous painting are a series of 10 portraits of ladies from the Royal court, known as the "Windsor Beauties", formerly at Windsor Castle but now at Hampton Court Palace; a similar series for Althorp; a series of 12 of the admirals and captains who fought in the Second Anglo-Dutch War, known as the "Flagmen of Lowestoft", now mostly owned by the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich; and his Susannah and the Elders at Burghley House. Windsor Castle: The Round Tower or keep dominating the castle, as seen from the River Thames. ... Hampton Court Palace with the Union Jack flying Hampton Court Palace is a former royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London, United Kingdom. ... Althorps entrance front in the 1820s. ... The Royal Prince and other vessels at the Four Days Fight, 11–14 June 1666 by Abraham Storck depicts a battle of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. ... The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich The National Maritime Museum (NMM) is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom, and one of the most important in the world. ... Greenwich (pronounced grenn-itch , or by the locals) is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, on the south bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... Susanna or Shoshana (שׁוֹשַׁנָּה, Standard Hebrew Šošanna, Tiberian Hebrew Šôšannāh: Egyptian loan: lily) is part of the Biblical Book of Daniel (Daniel 13) which is considered canonical by Roman Catholics and the Greek Orthodox, and part of the apocrypha by Protestants. ... Burghley House in 2004 Burghley House is a grand 16th-century country house near the town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. ...


Lely was knighted in 1680. He died soon afterwards at his easel in Covent Garden, while painting a portrait of the Duchess of Somerset. He was buried at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden. He collected Old Masters during his life, with examples by Veronese, Titian, Claude Lorrain and Rubens. His collection was broken up and sold after his death, raising the immense sum of £26,000. An easel is an upright support (generally a tripod) used for displaying and/or fixing something resting upon it. ... Covent Garden is a district in central London and within the easterly bounds of the City of Westminster. ... St Pauls Church, also commonly known as the Actors Church, is a church located in Covent Garden, London, England. ... An Old Master (or old master) is one of the great European painters who lived 1500 through 1800, or a painting by one of these painters. ... Veronese means either of the following things: the painter Paolo Veronese someone or something from Verona, Italy. ... Titians self-portrait, 1566. ... Claude Lorrain. ... Pieter Pauwel (Peter Paul) Rubens (June 28, 1577 - May 30, 1640) was a Flemish baroque painter. ...

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