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Drawing

Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1650-1680 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lely, Peter (Sir), born 1618 - died 1680 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    In crayons

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.373

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 30

The Dutch painter Peter Lely was the first artist in England to produce drawn (rather than painted) portraits. These were intended to be framed and hung in the same way as oil paintings, and they were highly regarded; an early writer remarked that they were ‘commonly reckon’d the most valuable of his Pieces, which were all done entirely by his own Hand, without any other Assistance’.

Physical description

Portrait of an elderly man, wearing a loose robe and a turban-like head dress; the face is in three-quarter view, and turned to the right; In crayons; Signed, "P. L." in a monogram.

Place of Origin

England (drawn)

Date

ca. 1650-1680 (made)

Artist/maker

Lely, Peter (Sir), born 1618 - died 1680 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

In crayons

Marks and inscriptions

Signed, "P. L." in a monogram.

Dimensions

Height: 10.2 in, Width: 8.2 in

Object history note

Collection - Sir Peter Lely.

Descriptive line

Lely, Peter (Sir); Portrait of an elderly man, wearing a loose robe and a turban-like head dress; the face is in three-quarter view, and turned to the right; In crayons; Signed, "P. L." in a monogram; c.1650-80.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Owens, Susan, The Art of Drawing British Masters and Methods since 1600, V&A Publishing, London, 2013, p. 44, fig. 25
DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Crayon

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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