Choose your favourite portrait from our Collection as a framed or unframed print for your home. MailOnline - get the latest breaking news, celebrity photos, viral videos, science & tech news, and top stories from MailOnline and the Daily Mail newspaper. On 1 May 1667, diarist Samuel Pepys wrote, ‘Up, it being a fine day: and after doing a little business in my chamber, I left my wife to go abroad ... and saw pretty Nelly standing at her lodgings door in Drury-lane in her smock-sleeves and bodice.’ Pretty Nelly was Eleanor ‘Nell’ Gwyn (1651?-87), one of the first actresses on the public stage. Feb 3, 2019 - Charles II mistress. You can buy a print of most illustrated portraits. Londres 1660, la population se divise en classes et l'organisation politique du pays est bouleversée par la restauration … He painted most of the prominent figures at court at least once, using distinctive strong lighting contrasts, rather simplified modelling and bold colours. There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. On stage Jan. 29 - Mar. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind. Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet Photography. The portrait had been purchased at the great Lowther Castle sale in 1947 where it was in the company of over forty other British portraits from the seventeenth century, and where it was described as 'Portrait of Nell Gwyne as Venus reclining in a landscape with a cupid and a stone vase by her side'. Directed by Robert Richmond. She caught the attention of the diarist Samuel Pepys, who described her as ‘pretty witty Nell’, but, more importantly, she was introduced to Charles II and became his mistress. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled. She had two sons by him: Charles, later Duke of St Albans, and James. We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled. Portrait by Sir Peter Lyly. Copperplate mezzotint by Richard Earlom after an original miniature painting by Samuel Cooper from Samuel Woodburn's Portraits of Characters Illustrious in British History, London, 1810. (737 mm x 632 mm)Bequeathed by John Neale, 1931Primary CollectionNPG 2496. National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HESwitchboard: +44 (0) 20 7306 0055, Find out more about the Inspiring People project, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day. Les deux jeunes femmes se menèrent alors une guerre sans merci pour conserver l’affection du roi. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Contributions are moderated. If you wish to license this image, please use our Rights and Images service. Nell Gwyn was the most famous and popular of Charles II's many mistresses. Perry, Gill (introduction) Roach, Joseph (appreciation) and West, Shearer (appreciation). Eleanor Gwynne or Nell Gwynn, actress and mistress of King Charles II, died 1687. by Simon Verelstoil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 168029 in. Charles II and Nell Gwynn, 17th century . The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service. Gwyn joined the rank of actresses at Bridges Street when she was fourteen (if we take her birth year to be 1650), less than a year after becoming an orange-girl. It was a role that she enacted, too, in the Carolean court, her wits as much as her looks ensuring her favour there. And more than three centuries later, Nell Gwyn is turning heads again after researchers discovered this topless portrait that had been ‘lost’ for 50 years. Réserver Nell Gwynn House Apartments, Londres sur Tripadvisor : consultez les 449 avis de voyageurs, 114 photos, et les meilleures offres pour Nell Gwynn House Apartments, classé n°96 sur 2 022 autres hébergements à Londres et noté 3,5 sur 5 sur Tripadvisor. This is a beautiful oil painting of Nell Gwyn. There are several great shows at London's National Portrait Gallery right now, including one on the "naked portrait" and one on royalty and scandal. III, English actor Cedric Hardwicke and actress Anna Neagle leaving the set of the film 'Nell Gwynn' at Elstree Studios, whilst still partially costumed... Eleanor Gwyn , the actress and mistress of Charles II, circa 1645. She had two sons by the King, and the elder, Charles Beauclerk, was created Duke of St Albans. x 24 7/8 in. The King bought her a house in Pall Mall, paid her a pension and is said to have remembered her on his deathbed with the words ‘Let not poor Nelly starve’. Her mother, who drank to excess, died by drowning. We only had a small black and white image to work from (see below) and were asked to change the colour of her dress to this beautiful blue. A very successful actress, and one of the first women to perform in public, she is shown here wearing just her shift, or underwear. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published. If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. Pepys wrote in his diary, 'Up, it being a fine day: and after doing a little business in my chamber, I left my wife to go abroad... and saw pretty Nelly standing at her lodgings door in Drury-lane in her smock-sleeves and bodice.' If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website. Oil on canvas. Apparently working first as an orange-seller outside the theatre, she began acting in the mid-1660s and was much admired for her comic roles. Please could you let us know your source of information. She became best known for being a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. Elle est née à Londres, le 2 février 1651. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist. Gugu Mbatha-Raw played the title role in the production debut. If you have information to share please complete the form below. She was also Charles II’s self-proclaimed ‘Protestant whore’, the best-known royal mistress in English history. Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn (1651?-1687), Actress; mistress of Charles II. Sitter associated with 30 portraits. The risqué painting … Nell Gwyn, was a prolific celebrity figure of the Restoration period. If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. Nell Gwynn. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Historical Portraits is an archive site of all the paintings and portrait miniatures sold by Philip Mould & Company®. All contributions are moderated. “They’ve put a woman on the stage!” Nell Gwynn (Alison Luff) becomes a stage sensation in England. Please note that we cannot provide valuations. A look at the award-winning comedy NELL GWYNN at Folger Theatre on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The production ran January 29th 2019 - March 9th 2019. Folger Theatre produced Nell Gwynn By Jessica Swale Original music by Kim Sherman. If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website. If you have information to share please complete the form below. King Charles gave her a pension of £4000 a year from rents in Ireland and later another £5000 a year out of the Secret Service Fund. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? Eleanor Gwyn (Nell Gwynn) (1650-1687), c1822. John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, is chiefly remembered for his brilliantly obscene poems, many of which even today would not be printed in mainstream media. Nell Gwynn engraved after portrait by Simon Verelst.jpg 377 × 500 ; 55 Kio Nellgwenpg198.png 2 186 × 1 741 ; 2,43 Mio Nellgwynpg39.png 1 815 × 2 434 ; 2,71 Mio Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Most likely born in London, Gwyn grew up in its slums in the shadow of civil war. Artist Sir Peter Lely. All contributions are moderated. See more ideas about royal mistress, charles ii of england, mistress. Category 17th Century Art, All. Switchboard: +44 (0) 20 7306 0055, You must have Javascript enabled to view zooming images, The Gallery in London is currently closed until 2023 for major redevelopment works, The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons, Painted Ladies: Women at the Court of Charles II, The Diary Room: Characters of the 17th Century. 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Macleod, Catharine; Alexander, Julia Marciari. attributed to Simon Verelstoil on canvas, circa 1670NPG L248, Unknown woman, formerly known as Nell Gwyn, studio of Sir Peter Lelyoil on canvas, circa 1675NPG 3976, by Simon Verelstoil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1680NPG 2496, by Gerard Valck, after Sir Peter Lelyline engravingNPG 3811, Nell Gwyn (Margaret Lemon with the head altered to Nell Gwyn), by Richard Gaywood, after Sir Anthony van Dyck, and head after Gerard Valck, after Sir Peter Lelyetching and line engraving, circa 1662; head late 17th centuryNPG D47402, by Abraham de Blois, published by Nicolaes Visscher II, after Sir Peter Lelymezzotint, (1670s)NPG D2543, by Gerard Valck, after Sir Peter Lelyline engraving, circa 1673NPG D10959, by and published by Thomas van der Wiltmezzotint, 1687NPG D30626, James Beauclerk; Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans; Nell Gwyn, by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lelymezzotint, before 1693NPG D35093, by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lelymezzotint, before 1693NPG D35094, after Richard Tompson, and after Sir Peter Lelymezzotint, after 1693NPG D35095, by and sold by James Macardell, after Sir Peter Lelymezzotint, mid 18th centuryNPG D30623, by Peter van Bleeck, after Sir Peter Lelymezzotint, 1751NPG D30627, by Valentine Green, published by Walter Shropshire, after Sir Peter Lelymezzotint, published 17 November 1777NPG D30625, by Valentine Green, published by Walter Shropshire, after Simon Verelstmezzotint, published 17 November 1777NPG D2515, by John Ogborne, published by Anthony Molteno, after Sir Peter Lelystipple engraving, published 2 January 1802NPG D30624, by Henry Richard Cook, published by Mathews & Leigh, after Sir Peter Lelystipple engraving, published 1 August 1807NPG D30621, by Schenecker, published by John White, published by John Scott, after Sir Peter Lelystipple engraving, published 1 July 1808NPG D30622, by Richard Earlom, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Samuel Coopermezzotint, published 1810NPG D2514, by Richard Earlom, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Samuel Coopermezzotint, published 1810NPG D2544. 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