[Nelly O'Brien.]"Near a thick Grove whose deep embow'ring Shade, [/] Seem'd most for Love and contemplation made, [/] Thither retir'd from Phoebus sultry Ray_" Dryden.
Mezzotint. Framed. Sheet: 320 x 450mm, (12½ x 17¾"). Trimmed to plate. Some slight foxing. Laid on card.
Half-length portrait of Nelly O'Brien a famous beauty and courtesan who, as a friend of Reynolds, sat for several of his paintings. O'Brien sits, wearing a large brimmed hat and facing directly out holding a small lap-dog on her knee. The original painting by Reynolds is in the Wallace Collection.
[Ref: 35346] £320.00