Lely or Not Lely?: ‘Sir Moses Tryon’ and ‘Lord Wharton and his Family’ – Art Collection Talk
An illustrated talk by artist Cally Trench about portraiture in turbulent 17th-century England, focusing on the Museum’s two great portraits associated with the renowned Peter Lely (1618-1680) – one almost certainly by him, and one almost certainly not. Could the portrait of Lord Wharton and his family have been painted by Joan Carlile (c1606–1679), one of the first professional female British portrait painters?
Lord Wharton (1613-1696) was a soldier and politician, a Puritan and a friend of Oliver Cromwell. Sir Moses Tryon was the descendant of refugees from religious persecution in the Netherlands.
The two portraits can be seen in Wycombe Museum’s Art Gallery.
This talk is free to attend. Please consider making a donation if you are able to do so.
Suggested donation £5 per person.