Samuel Crew (? - 1660)

Peter Lely
1618 – 1680

Samuel Crew (? - 1660)

Oil on canvas: 30 1/2 x 25 3/8 inches, 76.2 x 63.5 cm

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Provenance

  • with The Weiss Gallery, 2012, sold to
  • The Groeninge Museum, Belgium

This exceptional and noble portrait exemplifies the artistry of Lely, at the outset of his career in England. The haunting beauty of the young manis captured with a seemingly effortless simplicity that belies the technique required to achieve it. The positioning of the sitter, offset from centre, is also of particular note.

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