MailOnline - get the latest breaking news, celebrity photos, viral videos, science & tech news, and top stories from MailOnline and the Daily Mail newspaper. Folger Theatre produced Nell Gwynn By Jessica Swale Original music by Kim Sherman. 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. 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. 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 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 look at the award-winning comedy NELL GWYNN at Folger Theatre on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 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. Please Like other favourites! Biographie[modifier| modifier le code] Cette section est vide, insuffisamment détaillée ou incomplète. 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. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. 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. He painted most of the prominent figures at court at least once, using distinctive strong lighting contrasts, rather simplified modelling and bold colours. Nell Gwyn Portrait. If they inspire you please support our work. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Nell Gwynne Portrait par Peter Lely (v. 1675). She became best known for being a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. Can you tell us more about this person? Share. Elle est née à Londres, le 2 février 1651. Title A Portrait of Nell Gwen. 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 tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website. All contributions are moderated. 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. 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 digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled. From Cassell's History of England, Vol. Directed by Robert Richmond. This is a beautiful oil painting of Nell Gwyn. Contributions are moderated. If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. 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. Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet Photography. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day. [Portrait #1] Nell Gwyn, l’ascension par les charmes. We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled. Always open and always free! She was said to have been remembered by Charles on his deathbed with the words 'Let not poor Nelly starve'. 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. 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.' Artist Sir Peter Lely. Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Les deux jeunes femmes se menèrent alors une guerre sans merci pour conserver l’affection du roi. 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. 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 You can buy a print of most illustrated portraits. Please note that we cannot provide valuations. Charles II and Nell Gwynn, 17th century . Nell Gwyn was the most famous and popular of Charles II's many mistresses. She had two sons by him: Charles, later Duke of St Albans, and James. 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. We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist. A very successful actress, and one of the first women to perform in public, she is shown here wearing just her shift, or underwear. (737 mm x 632 mm)Bequeathed by John Neale, 1931Primary CollectionNPG 2496. Sitter associated with 30 portraits. by Simon Verelstoil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 168029 in. It deals with the life of Nell Gwynn, mistress of Charles II, and her part in the theatre of the 17th century. Perry, Gill (introduction) Roach, Joseph (appreciation) and West, Shearer (appreciation). 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. 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? Nell Gwyn, was a prolific celebrity figure of the Restoration period. The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. 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’. 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. Votre aideest la bienvenue ! Eleanor Gwyn (Nell Gwynn) (1650-1687), c1822. 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. Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. 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. Nell Gwynne's House, Bagnigge Wells, Clerkenwell, London, circa 1814 . Gugu Mbatha-Raw played the title role in the production debut. We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist. More on Nell Gwyn: Pepys and his Contemporaries book in our Shops. 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. Eleanor Gwynne or Nell Gwynn, actress and mistress of King Charles II, died 1687. Prices start at £6 for unframed prints, £25 for framed prints. Choose your favourite portrait from our Collection as a framed or unframed print for your home. If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. After living hand-to-mouth, selling oranges and shucking oysters, she established herself as a comic actress in London’s Drury Lane. If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website. Lely’s many talented studio assistants and members of his Circle were regularly occupied in making highly accomplished copies. Oil on canvas. Portraits of prominent subjects of their day, especially Royal and Court sitters, were in much demand after the Restoration. 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. L'histoire vraie de Nell Gwynn, aux multiples rebondissements, se prête particulièrement bien à l'adaptation théâtrale. All contributions are moderated. “They’ve put a woman on the stage!” Nell Gwynn (Alison Luff) becomes a stage sensation in England. She was also Charles II’s self-proclaimed ‘Protestant whore’, the best-known royal mistress in English history. The risqué painting … Please could you let us know your source of information. 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. Cannadine, Sir David (Introduction); Cooper, Tarnya; Stewart, Louise; MacGibbon, Rab; Cox, Paul; Peltz, Lucy; Moorhouse, Paul; Broadley, Rosie; Jascot-Gill, Sabina. If you have information to share please complete the form below. 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. 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. Towards the end of 1669 Nell withdrew from the stage because she was pregnant. 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 Portrait of Nell Gwyn by Simon Verelst, c. 1680. 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. If you have information to share please complete the form below. Look right round a selection of sculptures in our Collection, Explore who is who in our group portraits, 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 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 . Gwyn, however, eternally irreverent and an inveterate optimist, embodied the Restoration spirit. Her mother, who drank to excess, died by drowning. 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. The playwright Dryden supplied her with a series of saucy, bustling parts, ideally suited to her talents. 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. 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. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. 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. 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? Gemma Arterton est magnifique dans le rôle-titre. The production ran January 29th 2019 - March 9th 2019. Please Like other favourites! If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service. Most likely born in London, Gwyn grew up in its slums in the shadow of civil war. She never knew her father. Dame Florence Marjorie Wilcox, DBE (née Robertson) est une actrice britannique, née à Forest Gate (en ce temps dans l'Essex et aujourd'hui dans Newham, Londres, Angleterre) le 20 octobre 1904, et morte à West Byfleet (Surrey, Angleterre), le 3 juin 1986.Elle est la grand-tante de l'acteur Nicholas Hoult. Perhaps the most famous name of the Restoration court, Nell Gwyn was also one of the first women to act on the public stage. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. How do you know this? Please note that we cannot provide valuations. Can you tell us more about this portrait? Sitter associated with 30 portraits Eleanor 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. Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn (1651?-1687), Actress; mistress of Charles II. If you wish to license this image, please use our Rights and Images service. x 24 7/8 in. After Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680). You can buy a print of most illustrated portraits. Contributions are moderated. Actress and Mistress. On stage Jan. 29 - Mar. Nell Gwynn. His theatrical style perhaps particularly suited Nell Gwyn, whose portrait he painted on a number of occasions and in different poses. She had two sons by the King, and the elder, Charles Beauclerk, was created Duke of St Albans. The new theatres were the first in England to feature actresses; earlier, women's parts had been played by boys or men. How do you know this? Portrait by Sir Peter Lyly. 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. NELL GWYN (Gwin, Gwynn or Gwynne) was born Eleanor Gwyn (2 Feb. 1650 - 14 Nov. 1687). 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. The playwright Dryden supplied her with a series of saucy, bustling parts, ideally suited to her talents. Historical Portraits is an archive site of all the paintings and portrait miniatures sold by Philip Mould & Company®. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. Please could you let us know your source of information. Portrait Of Nell Gwyn - Sir Peter Lely - WikiGallery.org, the largest gallery in the world: wikigallery - the largest virtaul gallery in the world with more than 150,000 on display. Can you tell us more about this portrait? Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day. Feb 3, 2019 - Charles II mistress. 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? Category 17th Century Art, All. Prices start at £6 for unframed prints, £25 for framed prints. May 1st 1667. See more ideas about royal mistress, charles ii of england, mistress. If they inspire you please support our work. The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. A Fine Art Reproduction Painting of Nell Gwyn. 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. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. 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'. 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. 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