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'Nell Gwynne' (Effie Gray James (née Millais))

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, 7 June 1882
8 1/4 in. x 6 3/8 in. (211 mm x 163 mm) overall
Given by Jack Edward Ladeveze, 1993
NPG x131241

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Susan Boyall

04 March 2019, 21:08

This lady seems to be the model for Landseer painting, but finished by Millias. There is a copy of this picture in Cannon Hall Museum near Barnsley West Yorkshire. It is large window sized but made out of thousands of coloured beads. This used to be in Elmfield House, Bramley Leeds. We think this was commissioned. We lived across the road from Elmfield House and saw the picture every day. When Elmfield house was demolished the picture was donated to Cannon Hall. There seems to be a few pictures of this ie, the lady facing right and one facing left.

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