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Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn

10 of 28 portraits of Nell Gwyn

Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn, by and sold by James Macardell, after  Sir Peter Lely, mid 18th century - NPG D30623 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn

by and sold by James Macardell, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, mid 18th century
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (354 mm x 250 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D30623


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Sitterback to top

  • Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn (1651?-1687), Actress; mistress of Charles II. Sitter associated with 28 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 826 portraits, Sitter in 18 portraits.
  • James Macardell (1727 or 1728-1765), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 290 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.