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Creator:
Print made by A. Birrell, ca.1770–ca. 1820, British
after Sylvester Harding, (drawing), 1745–1809, British
after Sir Peter Lely, (painting), 1618–1680, Dutch, active in England (from 1643)
Title:

Sir Peter Lely

Additional Title(s):

Sir Peter Lely. From an Original Picture by Himself in the Collection of Richard Aldworth Neville Esqr at Billingbear, Berks.

Date:
undated
Medium:
Stipple engraving with etching on thick, smooth, cream wove paper mounted on moderately thick, smooth, beige modern paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 9 9/16 x 7 inches (24.3 x 17.8 cm), Sheet (cropped inside plate): 7 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches (18.8 x 15 cm), and Image (oval): 4 5/8 x 3 3/4 inches (11.8 x 9.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back of modern mount, lower right: "2/6"

Lettered, in black ink, lower left under image: "S. Harding del."; lower right under image: "A. Birrell sc:"; lower center: "SIR PETER LELY. | From an Original Picture by himself in the Collection of RIchard | Aldworth Neville Esq.r at Bullingbear, Berks."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12449
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cloak | cravat | lace | man | oval | painter | portrait | silk | wig
Associated People:
Lely, Sir Peter (1618–1680), portrait painter and art collector
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:49433
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