Peter Lely

Portrait of Bartholomew Beale (1656-1709), with the bust of Homer, ca. 1670
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
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Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.
canvas, oil paint
The painting is in good condition. The lining is quite old but seems secure. Some subtlety in the paint surface may have been lost through wear and overcleaning in the past. The sky is worn and discoloured. The drapery appears flat with loss of definition in the shadows due to wear and restoration. There is some weave interference in the paint surface due to the lining process. The varnish has discoloured to some extent but is visually acceptable. Previous recorded treatment: 2010, S. Plender and N. Ryder (Sophia Plender).
rectangle (portrait format) 91,5 x 76,2 cm
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Peter Lely
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
c. 1670 (1669 - 1671)
styilistically dated c. 1670; the sitter is about 14 years of age; he was born in 1656
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Creation date: 2020-08-31; Last modified date: 2021-06-02


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