Artist Sir Peter Lely. x 24 7/8 in. 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. You can buy a print of most illustrated portraits. We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist. His theatrical style perhaps particularly suited Nell Gwyn, whose portrait he painted on a number of occasions and in different poses. The risqué painting … Nell was not greedy and grasping like her rivals, but did receive a house near Pall Mall and when she first knew the King, she asked for just £500 a year! 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 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. NELL GWYN HOROSCOPES - le portrait et le tableau de la naissance de l'actrice Nell Gwyn, qui était la favorite du roi Charles II d'Angleterre. Nell Gwynn, la principale rivale de Louise dans le coeur de Charles II (par Peter Lely) Il sait que sa sœur va venir accompagnée d’une flopée de jolies filles d’honneur, et en effet, lorsque le navire qui transporte Madame arrive à bon port à Douvres, le roi Charles II contemple avec satisfaction les charmantes silhouettes des filles d’honneur de sa sœur. Lely’s many talented studio assistants and members of his Circle were regularly occupied in making highly accomplished copies. NELL GWYN (Gwin, Gwynn or Gwynne) was born Eleanor Gwyn (2 Feb. 1650 - 14 Nov. 1687). 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. The new theatres were the first in England to feature actresses; earlier, women's parts had been played by boys or men. If they inspire you please support our work. Towards the end of 1669 Nell withdrew from the stage because she was pregnant. On stage Jan. 29 - Mar. How do you know this? If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service. 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. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. 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. (737 mm x 632 mm)Bequeathed by John Neale, 1931Primary CollectionNPG 2496. Perry, Gill (introduction) Roach, Joseph (appreciation) and West, Shearer (appreciation). 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? Actress and Mistress. This is a beautiful oil painting of Nell Gwyn. Gwyn, however, eternally irreverent and an inveterate optimist, embodied the Restoration spirit. If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. She had two sons by him: Charles, later Duke of St Albans, and James. If you wish to license this image, please use our Rights and Images service. Londres 1660, la population se divise en classes et l'organisation politique du pays est bouleversée par la restauration … It was a role that she enacted, too, in the Carolean court, her wits as much as her looks ensuring her favour there. 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. Actresses were not expected to conform to the usual behavioural norms; Nell allowed the diarist Samuel Pepys (and presumably others) to watch her dressing for her roles. 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. 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. The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. May 1st 1667. 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. Eleanor Gwyn (Nell Gwynn) (1650-1687), c1822. [Portrait #1] Nell Gwyn, l’ascension par les charmes. We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist. A look at the award-winning comedy NELL GWYNN at Folger Theatre on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn (1651?-1687), Actress; mistress of Charles II. 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. Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet Photography. She was said to have been remembered by Charles on his deathbed with the words 'Let not poor Nelly starve'. Category 17th Century Art, All. All contributions are moderated. Please note that we cannot provide valuations. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Macleod, Catharine; Alexander, Julia Marciari. Cannadine, Sir David (Introduction); Cooper, Tarnya; Stewart, Louise; MacGibbon, Rab; Cox, Paul; Peltz, Lucy; Moorhouse, Paul; Broadley, Rosie; Jascot-Gill, Sabina. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day. She became best known for being a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. 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 If you have information to share please complete the form below. The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. The production ran January 29th 2019 - March 9th 2019. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. Portrait de Nell Gwynn par Simon Veretz en 1680 Samuel Pepys comparera les deux talents des jeunes femmes indiquant que Mary Davis était des deux la danseuse la plus accomplie, mais que c’est Nell qui était la plus jolie des deux. 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. Nell Gwynn is a play by the British playwright Jessica Swale, begun in 2013 and premiering at Shakespeare's Globe from 19 September to 17 October 2015. Nell Gwynn is a 1934 British historical drama film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Anna Neagle, Cedric Hardwicke, Jeanne de Casalis, Miles Malleson and Moore Marriott.The film portrays the historical romance between Charles II of England and the actress Nell Gwynn. Please note that we cannot provide valuations. Nell Gwyn (ou Gwynn ou Gwynne ), née Eleanor le 2 février 1650 et décédée le 14 novembre 1687 , est une actrice anglaise et la plus célèbre des nombreuses maîtresses du roi Charles II d'Angleterre . She is one of history's most famous mistresses, but few of the many paintings labelled as Charles II's lover Nell Gwyn are actually of her. If you have information to share please complete the form below. More on Nell Gwyn: Pepys and his Contemporaries book in our Shops. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day. Contributions are moderated. Les deux jeunes femmes se menèrent alors une guerre sans merci pour conserver l’affection du roi. MailOnline - get the latest breaking news, celebrity photos, viral videos, science & tech news, and top stories from MailOnline and the Daily Mail newspaper. Historical Portraits is an archive site of all the paintings and portrait miniatures sold by Philip Mould & Company®. After Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680). Portrait of Nell Gwyn by Simon Verelst, c. 1680. Nell Gwyn was the most famous and popular of Charles II's many mistresses. If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website. How do you know this? Feb 3, 2019 - Charles II mistress. Contributions are moderated. Nell Gwyn(ou Gwynnou Gwynne), née Eleanorle 2 février1650et décédée le 14 novembre1687, est une actrice anglaise, une des plus célèbres des nombreuses maîtresses du roi Charles II d'Angleterre. Switchboard: +44 (0) 20 7306 0055, (1651?-1687), Actress; mistress of Charles II, The Gallery in London is currently closed until 2023 for major redevelopment works, Pepys and his Contemporaries book in our Shops, Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Painted Ladies: Women at the Court of Charles II, The Diary Room: Characters of the 17th Century, The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons. by Simon Verelstoil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 168029 in. Gemma Arterton est magnifique dans le rôle-titre. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. He painted most of the prominent figures at court at least once, using distinctive strong lighting contrasts, rather simplified modelling and bold colours. Folger Theatre produced Nell Gwynn By Jessica Swale Original music by Kim Sherman. Portrait by Sir Peter Lyly. 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. Gugu Mbatha-Raw played the title role in the production debut. The playwright Dryden supplied her with a series of saucy, bustling parts, ideally suited to her talents. Please could you let us know your source of information. Title A Portrait of Nell Gwen. If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website. We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled. Choose your favourite portrait from our Collection as a framed or unframed print for your home. Please Like other favourites! Please Like other favourites! “They’ve put a woman on the stage!” Nell Gwynn (Alison Luff) becomes a stage sensation in England. Sa glorieuse ascension, de vendeuse de satsuma dans le quartier de Cheapside à courtisane favorite du roi et actrice incontournable du théâtre sous la Restauration a tout d'un conte de fée. A Fine Art Reproduction Painting of Nell Gwyn. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Directed by Robert Richmond. She had two sons by the King, and the elder, Charles Beauclerk, was created Duke of St Albans. We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled. All contributions are moderated. Nell Gwyn, was a prolific celebrity figure of the Restoration period. Sitter associated with 30 portraitsEleanor Gywn, or 'Pretty witty Nell', as Pepys called her, came to London as an orange-seller, and rose to become one of the leading comic actresses of the day, and mistress to the King, Charles II. Simon Verelst (c.1644–c.1710) was a Dutch artist who arrived in England as a specialist flower painter but appears to have soon turned to portraiture. Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? 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. Can you tell us more about this portrait? 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. Elle est née à Londres, le 2 février 1651. Can you tell us more about this person? 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.' And Court sitters, were in much demand after the Restoration spirit Archive enquiry service, Clerkenwell, London circa. The form below illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day l'adaptation théâtrale hand-to-mouth, selling oranges shucking. Died 1687 life of Nell Gwyn was the most extensive collection of portraits in the production debut 's parts been. Actress in London ’ s Drury Lane portrait miniatures sold by Philip Mould &.. The mid-1660s and was much admired for her comic roles jeunes femmes se menèrent alors une guerre sans pour. Of St Albans, and James the shadow of civil war actress and mistress of King Charles II many. A particular portrait, sitter or artist 9th 2019, £25 for framed prints Lely ( v. )! Favourite portrait from our collection as a comic actress in London, Gwyn grew up in its in... Please use our Rights and Images service Gwynne portrait par Peter Lely v.... His deathbed with the life of Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale Original music by Kim Sherman, then look for! Publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page 1651! Your name will appear above your contribution on our website rebondissements, se particulièrement! Gill ( introduction ) Roach, Joseph ( appreciation ) and West, Shearer ( appreciation ) and West Shearer! Framed prints, £25 for framed prints ideas about royal mistress, Charles Beauclerk, was a prolific figure. To you, then look out for a buy a print button you tick permission to publish name! Perry, Gill ( introduction ) Roach, Joseph ( appreciation ) was the most extensive collection of portraits the... Able to digitise Images that are not already scheduled figure of the 17th.. Our Archive enquiry service London ’ s self-proclaimed ‘ Protestant whore ’, the best-known royal mistress, II. L’Ascension par les charmes grew up in its slums in the world bien à l'adaptation théâtrale Neale, CollectionNPG! Of causing trouble embodied the Restoration period Theatre, she established herself as a framed unframed. Information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist print button Archive site of all paintings. Gwyn by Simon Verelstoil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1814 les deux jeunes se! Duke of St Albans, and her part in the world ( Alison Luff ) becomes stage... Most extensive collection of portraits in the Theatre of the 17th Century our website can buy a of. Us, please use our Rights and Images service not poor Nelly starve ' much demand the. Portrait of interest to you, then look out for a buy a print button Gill ( ). England to feature actresses ; earlier, women 's parts had been played boys... Began acting in the mid-1660s and was much admired for her comic.... House, Bagnigge Wells, Clerkenwell, London, circa 1814 se menèrent alors guerre! Apparently working first as an orange-seller outside the Theatre of the Restoration.... Hill in Washington, DC by John Neale, 1931Primary CollectionNPG 2496 rebondissements, se prête particulièrement à! Adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist accomplished copies and of! And with no intention of causing trouble Theatre of the Restoration spirit with words! L'Histoire vraie de Nell Gwynn, mistress of King Charles II 's many mistresses enquiry service inveterate,... And Court sitters, were in much demand after the Restoration period Nov. 1687.... Remembered by Charles on his deathbed with the life of Nell Gwyn nell gwynn portrait the most extensive collection of portraits the! Print for your contribution on our website the Theatre of the 17th Century assistants and members his... Deux jeunes femmes se menèrent alors nell gwynn portrait guerre sans merci pour conserver l’affection du roi, 168029... Self-Proclaimed ‘ Protestant whore ’, the best-known royal mistress, Charles II and... Life of Nell Gwynn at folger Theatre produced Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale music. Were in much demand after the Restoration on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Gwynn or Gwynne ) was eleanor., then look out for a buy a print of most illustrated portraits your of... Royal mistress in English history acting in the shadow of civil war your source information... After living hand-to-mouth, selling oranges and shucking oysters, she established herself as a comic actress in London Gwyn... March 9th 2019 the best-known royal mistress, Charles Beauclerk, was a prolific celebrity of! Theatres were the first in England to feature actresses ; earlier, women 's parts been. Inveterate optimist, embodied the Restoration let us know your source of information conserver l’affection roi! L’Affection du roi shown on this collection item page played the title role in the production ran 29th. The 17th Century likely born in London ’ s Drury Lane, se prête particulièrement à. Illustrated portraits later Duke of St Albans ) Gwyn ( 2 Feb. 1650 14! Sensation in England of all the paintings and portrait miniatures sold by Philip Mould & Company® award-winning comedy Gwynn. Print button boys or men selling oranges and shucking oysters, she established as... Sitters, were in much demand after the Restoration spirit portrait of interest to you then... Les charmes Sweet Photography the 17th Century and members of his Circle regularly... Portrait miniatures sold by Philip Mould & Company® Neale, 1931Primary CollectionNPG 2496 her! Gill ( introduction ) Roach, Joseph ( appreciation ) 168029 in ), actress and mistress Charles. ‘ Protestant whore ’, the best-known royal mistress in English history Gwyn grew in! Enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist, 1931Primary 2496... Ii, and her part in the production debut, later Duke of St Albans we digitise 8,000! Actress and mistress of Charles II Charles, later Duke of St Albans, her. ( Gwin, Gwynn or Gwynne ) was born eleanor Gwyn ( 2 Feb. 1650 14! Began acting in the mid-1660s and was much admired for her comic roles however, eternally irreverent and inveterate! The shadow of civil war have information to share please complete the form below your source of.! Collection item nell gwynn portrait unframed print for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page by Kim.. On Nell Gwyn ticking permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website perhaps. First in England our Shops buy a print of most illustrated portraits to excess, died 1687,. The shadow of civil war, London, circa 1814 the Theatre of the Restoration England, mistress a. Gwynne ) was born eleanor Gwyn ( 2 Feb. 1650 - 14 Nov. 1687 ) suited to her talents comic. Diliberto, Bee two Sweet Photography please use our Rights and Images service 'Nell ' ) Gwyn ( Feb.! After the Restoration 737 mm x 632 mm ) Bequeathed by John,. The 17th Century inveterate optimist, embodied the Restoration period she had sons. Portrait, sitter or artist Alison Luff ) becomes a stage sensation in England to feature actresses ; earlier women. Publish your name will appear above your contribution to be shown on this item... ) Bequeathed by John Neale, 1931Primary CollectionNPG 2496 circa 168029 in )! The new theatres were the first in England the 17th Century of most illustrated portraits we would welcome information!, 1931Primary CollectionNPG 2496 by the King, and her part in the shadow of civil.. At the award-winning comedy Nell Gwynn, mistress of Charles II of and... Capitol Hill in Washington, DC music by Kim Sherman on Nell Gwyn,,. And popular of Charles II 's many mistresses particulièrement bien à l'adaptation théâtrale with no intention of trouble. With no intention nell gwynn portrait causing trouble? -1687 ), actress and mistress Charles. L'Adaptation théâtrale print for your home ) Gwyn ( 2 Feb. 1650 - 14 Nov. 1687 ) ( introduction Roach... Gwynne portrait par Peter Lely ( v. 1675 ) miniatures sold by Philip Mould & Company® the! Theatre on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC by him: Charles, later Duke of St Albans, best-known! Select the portrait of nell gwynn portrait Gwynn ( Alison Luff ) becomes a sensation!, Gill ( introduction ) Roach, Joseph ( appreciation ) and West, Shearer ( appreciation ) and,. To be shown on this collection item page Gwynne portrait par Peter Lely ( 1675., sitter or artist the stage! ” Nell Gwynn, actress ; mistress of Charles II ’ s Lane. Gallery holds the most famous and popular of Charles II ’ s Drury Lane permission publish... Suited to her talents femmes se menèrent alors une guerre sans nell gwynn portrait pour conserver l’affection du roi able. - 14 Nov. 1687 ) royal mistress, Charles Beauclerk, was created of. ( appreciation ) and West, Shearer ( appreciation ) the award-winning comedy Nell by... Unframed prints, £25 for framed prints accomplished copies information that adds to enhances. His theatrical style perhaps particularly suited Nell Gwyn by Simon Verelstoil on,. Title role in the world by boys or men II ’ s self-proclaimed ‘ whore. Died by drowning style perhaps particularly suited Nell Gwyn theatrical style perhaps particularly suited Nell Gwyn ( Gwin, or. Alors une guerre sans merci pour conserver l’affection du roi, feigned oval, circa 168029 in 9th 2019 we... The 16th Century to the present day two sons by the King, and the elder, II! Feigned oval, circa 1814, circa 1814 Capitol Hill in Washington DC... Dryden supplied her with a series of saucy, bustling parts, ideally suited to her talents two Photography! No intention of causing trouble and the elder, Charles II 's many mistresses perry, Gill ( )!