Peter Lely

Germany / Netherlands / England, b.1618, d.1680 (Studio of)

Portrait Duchess Of Richmond

  • Oil on canvas
  • 1269 x 1015mm
  • 78/21

German-born Dutch artist Peter Lely settled in England in 1643 during turbulent times. He established a large studio and became the leading portrait painter to the royal court. Paris-born Frances Stuart arrived in London in 1663 after the Restoration. She served as a royal maid-of-honour and rejected Charles II’s intention to make her his queen. Frances was the model for Britannia on a 1667 commemorative peace medal, and her image was repeated thereafter in British coinage.

(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)

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