Sir Peter Lely (follower of)
Portrait of a Lady
Black, red, and white chalk, on gray laid watermarked paper.
(255 x 195 mm)
Signed and dated at left in black chalk, "PLely (the initials in monogram) / 1638".
Sir Peter Lely (14 September 1618 – 7 December 1680) was a painter of Dutch origin whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court.