Sir Peter Lely and the Beales

Sir Peter Lely and the Beales

Friday 19 November 2021

Times: 7:00pm

Prices: £10 per person

Venue: Moyses Hall

Booking information


Friday 19 November 2021, 7.00pm


This event is promoted by West Suffolk - Heritage

Event details

An evening lecture with Diana Dethloff FSA, Lecturer in 16thc & 17thc British painting in the History of Art Department, University College London.

Peter Lely (1618 – 1680), the Dutch-born painter to Charles II, enjoyed a professional relationship and personal friendship with Mary Beale and her husband Charles over a number of decades.

As a colourman Charles Beale supplied Lely with pigments, while Mary was allowed (very unusually) to watch Lely paint, and on a number of occasions borrowed Lely’s portraits to take home to copy. This lecture will consider the connections between Lely and the Beales and what this tells us about Lely’s method of working and the relationship between artists and artists’s studios during the Restoration period.

Starts: 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)
Tickets: £10 per person
Booking: Essential - use the 'Book now' button or call 01284 758000
Venue: Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds

This event is promoted by West Suffolk Heritage Service.

Doors open at 6.30pm

This event takes place at Moyse's Hall Museum

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