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Nationality/school
North Netherlandish, English, German
Born
Soest (Arnsberg) 1618-09-14
De Savorin Lohman 1982 and Lammertse 1999
Deceased
London (England) 1680-11-30
He died with palette in hand while portraying the Duchess of Somerset. On December 7, 1680 he was buried.
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  • Haarlem 1637-10-06
    mentioned on that date ('Pieter Lelij') in the 'finder' book of the guild of Saint Luke as an apprentice of Frans Pietersz de Grebber
  • Londen (Engeland) 1641 - 1680
    probably first worked for the painter George Geldorp; began as a history and landscape painter, but soon started to paint portraits; Lely recieved a pension of £ 200 in October 1661 from Charles II, as Van Dyck had gotten before him from Charles I; in 1679 he wasennobled; he had an amazing art collection (paintings, drawings and prints), which was auctioned between 1682 and 1694
  • Amsterdam 1656
    Lely continued to keep contacts with Holland his whole life; traveled in 1656 on a passport to Amsterdam; was befriended with the art dealer Gerard Uylenborch there and in Dublin with the painter Gerard Uylenborch (who died in 1668: Lely was named 'trusty and well beloved friend'' in his will)
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portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1992-02-07; Modification on: 2019-07-10

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