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Nelly O'Brien

10 of 11 portraits of Nelly O'Brien

Nelly O'Brien

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (circa 1762-1764)
8 7/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (227 mm x 163 mm) plate size; 15 1/8 in. x 11 in. (385 mm x 280 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D39344

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Sitterback to top

  • Nelly O'Brien (died 1768), Courtesan, beauty and model for Reynolds. Sitter in 11 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
  • Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 627 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D3756: Nelly O'Brien (impression from same plate as)
  • NPG D3752: Nelly O'Brien (impression from same plate as)

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