This portrait is a pendant to 'A Boy as a Shepherd', which is a popular feature of the Dulwich collection and both paintings have matching carved frames.
Portrait of Bartholomew Beale by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1670
© Dulwich Picture Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 91.5 x 76.2 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £90,000 ( Total: £221,000)
- Acquired in:
- Simon Dickinson Ltd
The two paintings were once owned by Charles Fairfax Murray who donated 40 works to the gallery in 1911. However this portrait had been sold from the collection before the donation. Lely became famous for his portraits set in a landscape, often with a pastoral mood.
Charles and Mary Beale (parents of Bartholomew Beale); Edward Lovibond; by descent to Edward Lovibond; Lovibond sale, Skinner, 1776; possibly acquired by Horace Walpole, Strawberry Hill/ possibly Sir Robert Peel; Charles Fairfax Murray; Charles Butler, ci