peter lely: a lyrical vision - in context

Saturday 1 December 2012
10:30 - 16.15

Sir Peter Lely is perhaps best known for his sumptuous portraits of members of the court of Charles II, including the daring ‘Windsor beauties’ now at Hampton Court Palace.  In his early years in England, however, before his appointment to court painter, Lely produced a number of large-scale, enigmatic paintings of pastoral and arcadian subjects, the theme of the Courtauld Gallery’s groundbreaking new exhibition. 

We invite you to explore Lely’s ‘Lyrical Vision’ in relation to the artist’s Dutch background, to the state of the art world in early seventeenth-century England, and to contemporary music.

Confirmed speakers include the exhibition curator Dr Caroline Campbell, the independent art historian Dr Karen Hearn and the scholar of music Professor Peter Holman.


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