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The Friends Adopt: Young Man as A Shepherd by Peter Lely


The Dutch painter Peter Lely (1618-80) was one of the greatest artists working in 17th century London. Although he was most famous as a portrait painter to Charles II, his Young Man as a Shepherd, adopted by the Friends, demonstrates a hybrid genre, both imaginary pastoral and real portrait.

In this lecture, Sorcha Ni Lideadha, Assistant Curator, Dulwich Picture Gallery, will consider Lely’s impact on British portraiture in the context of painters such as Van Dyck and Gainsborough.

Inludes a glass of wine. 

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