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Portrait of a Lady; probably Mary Parsons, later Mrs Draper

Lely, Peter (painter)

     This image represents a 6 ft (1.8 m) tall person This image represents the relative size of the object [explain]

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Portrait of a Lady; probably Mary Parsons, later Mrs Draper


Lely, Peter (painter) [ULAN info: British artist, 1618-1680]







Technique Description

oil on canvas


height: 126.1 cm
width: 101.6 cm


circa 1665


given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1941 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

(?) With Henry Graves & Co., London; coll. Charles Heath Warner, of London, sold Christie's, 28 November 1879 (143), bt. Chalkley; anon. sale, Sotheby's, 23 April 1941 (164), bt. for the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


  1. label
    Position: verso, stretcher
    Method: MS
    Content: WO/10200
  2. stencil
    Position: verso, stretcher
    Content: 3 I L
    Interpretation: refers to coll. Charles Heath Warner, of Finsbury Square, sold Christie's, 28 November 1879; out of 182 pictures, only lot 143 & 144 were att. to Lely. Lot 143 was described as Portrait of a Lady, bt. Chalkley for 15/-; lot 144 described as Lady Ann Franklin, bt. Martin Colnaghi for 23 1/2 gns.
  3. label
    Position: verso, stretcher
    Method: printed, with MS addition
    Content: of Henry Graves & Co., 6 Pall Mall, (with MS number) 2(?)876


  1. (1942) Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Thirty-third Annual Report, for the Year 1941, Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: 3]
    [comments: reproduced]
  2. Settle, Alison (1948) English Fashion, [page: 24]
    [comments: reproduced (colour)]
  3. Winter, Carl (1958) The Fitzwilliam Museum, An Illustrated Survey, London: Trianon Press
    [comments: pl. 71]
  4. Goodison, J.W. (1977) Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 154]
    [comments: pl. 4]

Accession Number

2442 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 3584; Input Date: 2000-04-03 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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