Sir Peter Lely

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Sir Peter Lely
1618-1680
Portrait of a Lady
1658
Black, red, and white chalk, on gray laid paper.
9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches (241 x 196 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
III, 201
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Signed and dated at left in black chalk, "PLely (the initials in monogram) / 1658".
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Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
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