Unknown woman, formerly known as Nell Gwyn

Oil on canvas | 1270 x 1016mm | c. 1675

Sir Peter Lely

Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn (1651?-1687), Actress; mistress of Charles II.

The pose of the sitter, with a lamb, was a standard pattern used by Lely and his studio in a number of portraits of different women.

Object: NPG 3976

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