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John Hayls was a rival of Sir Peter Lely who was the most fashionable and highly regarded portrait painter of his time. Today Hayls is virtually unknown. In contrast to many other fashionable portrait painters his work was not at all showy. It relies instead on close observation of the subject, giving a stronger impression of the individual.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Coventry


Date

1660s–1670s

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 76.8 x W 63.3 cm

Accession number

VA.1984.0034

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Friends of the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, 1984

Work type

Painting


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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Jordan Well, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5QP England

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