Madam Ellen Gwinn.
Mezzotint, very rare; 159 x 121mm. 6¼ x 4¾". Cut.
Nell Gwyn (1651-1687) rose from a humble orange-seller on Drury Lane to become one of the leading comic actresses of the day, and mistress of the King, Charles II. Dryden supplied her with a series of saucy, bustling parts, ideally suited to her talents.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25523] £220.00