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Learn about Peter Lely at the Courtauld Gallery for things to do in London

Published: Saturday 15th of September 2012

Art lovers visiting the English capital will no doubt already have the Courtauld Gallery on their itinerary of things to do in London, and from October 11th, it is to show a particularly intriguing exhibition.

Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision displays the paintings of England's leading painter from the period of the Civil War, through the Commonwealth of Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell, the subsequent restoration of the monarchy to the reign of Charles II.

Painting during the strange, unsettling time when England was without a monarchy, Lely's images show a remarkable world, featuring sensuous nymphs, shepherds and musicians.

Lely was known principally for his portraits of court beauties, but during his early career, spent a lot of time creating ambitious paintings of figures in idyllic landscapes.

Art lovers visiting the Courtauld will also enjoy exploring the Gallery's world-famous collections, which include works of art depicting the 20th century, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, 18th Century, Rubens & the Baroque, The Renaissance and Gothic & Medieval.

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Posted by Samantha Reed

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