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Nelly O'Brien

6 of 11 portraits of Nelly O'Brien

Nelly O'Brien, by James Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds, (circa 1762-1764) - NPG D3755 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Nelly O'Brien

by James Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (circa 1762-1764)
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D3755


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

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  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
  • James Watson (circa 1740-1790), Engraver. Artist associated with 193 portraits.

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