Peter Lely
Nationality: 
british (b. germany)
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1618
Birth Place: 
Saest, Westphalia
Death Date: 
1680
Death Place: 
London
Born Pieter van der Faes, his infantry captain father changed the family name to Lely. Pupil of Frans Pietersz de Grebber in Haarlem, accompanied William of Orange to London in 1637 when the prince married the daughter of Charles I; succeeded van Dyck as the painter of royalty and nobility in England; court painter to Charles II;