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
The Pelham-Clinton-Hope Collection (National Trust)
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after Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), artist
Catalogue of Clumber Pictures, 1923, no. 30