Called ‘Nell’ Eleanor Gwyn (Gwynne) (1651–1687)

after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680)
National Trust Inventory Number 1514020

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1630 - 1699
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1219 x 978 mm (48 x 38 1/2 in)
Place of origin London
Collection 20 Grosvenor Gardens, London
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Called ‘Nell’ Eleanor Gwyn (Gwynne) (1651–1687), after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680). A portrait of an unknown sitter in yellow dress, white chemise an blue cloak, seated with lamb at her side. The lamb is an attribute for personifications of Innocence, Gentleness, Patience and Humility and was also Saint Agnes's.


Ralph Bernard sale, 12th March 1855, lot 781, bought by Farrer (agent of 5th Duke, a dealer) for £73 19s 0d; in 1923 cataloguer; collection of Henry Edward Hugh Pelham-Clinton-Hope, 9th Duke of Newcastle (1907-1988) of Clumber Park (at Shockerwick House, Bath) from whose estate given to the National Trust in 1991

Credit line

The Pelham-Clinton-Hope Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), artist


Catalogue of Clumber Pictures, 1923, no. 30

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Category Art / Oil paintings (12642)
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Periods 17th century (33434)
Maker Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680) (324)
Subjects ‘Nell’ Eleanor Gwyn (Gwynne) (1651–1687) (8)
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Object Type Oil painting (14440)

Record Status


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