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Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn
by Richard Earlom, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Samuel Cooper Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1810
6 1/8 in. x 4 in. (154 mm x 103 mm) plate size; 6 1/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (157 mm x 107 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn (1651?-1687), Actress; mistress of Charles II. Sitter associated with 29 portraits.
- Samuel Cooper (1609-1672), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 110 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Richard Earlom (1743-1822), Engraver. Artist associated with 107 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853), Picture dealer. Artist associated with 141 portraits.
- NPG D2514: Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn (from same plate)
- NPG D2545: Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn (from same plate)
- NPG D2546: Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn (from same plate)
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