Nell Dunn(1936-), Novelist and playwright; daughter of Sir Philip Gordon Dunn, 2nd Bt
Sitter in 4 portraits
Breaking with her upper class upbringing, Dunn's move to the South London district of Battersea and factory work greatly inspired her writing. She came to prominence with her award-winning short stories Up The Junction (1963), adapted for television (1965) by Ken Loach and for cinema (1968). Her bestselling first novel Poor Cow was also adapted into film by Loach (1967).
by Ursula Powys-Lybbe
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 18 May 1938
Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs
Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.
Regency familiar faces
Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.
Who do you think you were?
Answer a few lifestyle questions about the Elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!