Monday, 24 September 2012

Sir Peter Lely

Not only was Sir Peter Lely one of our finest artists, but also he amassed one of England’s first great collections of drawings. Today The Courtauld Gallery in London opened Peter Lely: The Draughtsman and his Collection, which runs until 13 January 2013. But wait for it. On 11 October The Courtauld Gallery opens Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision, which runs alongside The Draughtsman until 13 January 2013. This exhibition includes some of his finest paintings borrowed from other collections. His Nymphs by a Fountain (c. 1654) - detail shown - is borrowed from the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Admission costs £7 for adults, £5.50 for silver surfers. At those prices, this is a must (CLICK).


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