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Sir Peter Lely

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Description: The Paston Treasure: Microcosm of the Known World
Imagine that you are a Dutch painter, a relatively recent arrival in England. You come up to Norfolk, perhaps from London (a two-day journey), because you have been commissioned by one of the country’s wealthiest families to paint their collection at their great house. You have brought with you painted studies on rolled canvas as well as model books of drawings, as aids to filling out the...
PublisherYale Center for British Art
Related print edition pages: pp.90-93