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Sir Peter Lely (1618-80)

James II (1633-1701) when Duke of York 1665-70

RCIN 405673

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The painter Peter Lely, who had trained in Haarlem, in the Netherlands, was one of the most celebrated artists working in Britain at this time. He produced a large number of portraits of the royal family and the leading figures at court. Both the Duke of York and his first wife, Anne Hyde, were frequent patrons of Lely.