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Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn
by and sold by James Macardell, after Sir Peter Lely Click on the links below to find out more
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 (née Fleming), 1931
- Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn (1651?-1687), Actress; mistress of Charles II. Sitter associated with 29 portraits.
- Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 842 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
- James Macardell (1727 or 1728-1765), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 291 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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