The middle aged sitter in this half-length portrait looks out towards the spectator to his right.
Portrait of a Gentleman by Sir Peter Lely, 16651675
© York Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 76.2 x 63.5 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund
The portrait is painted within an oval frame and is decorated with swags of fruit. This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.
Major Derby Griffiths; F.D. Lycett Green.