Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision

  • Courtauld Gallery |
  • Private View |
  • Thursday, 15 November 2012 - 09:00 until 10:30

Sir Peter Lely, The Rape of Europa, c 1650, at The Courtauld Gallery courtesy Devonshire Collection

Sir Peter Lely, The Rape of Europa, c 1650, at The Courtauld Gallery

Join us for a private view, introduced by the exhibition’s curator, Caroline Campbell. Peter Lely dominated English painting at the Restoration court of Charles II and this exhibition is the first to examine a ‘remarkable but forgotten’ group of works from his early career. They were painted during and after the dramatic, tragic events of the Civil War, but depict an idealised, seductive pastoral world.

This event has been organised by a local support group to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Courtauld Gallery Somerset House Strand London WC2R 0RN