London, South Kensington
7 July 2000
Studio of Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680)
Portrait of a lady, formerly called Nell Gwyn, three-quarter-length seated, in a white dress and blue mantle, a lamb beside her, before a column, in a wooded landscape
oil on canvas
48 x 38 in. (121.9 x 96.5 cm.)
Sir Julius Wernher, 1st Bt. (1850-1912), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the First Floor Corridor, by whom bequeathed, through his widow
Alice, Lady Wernher, subsequently Lady Ludlow (1862-1945), to their son
Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Bt., G.C.V.O. (1893-1973), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the Private Dining Room, and by descent.
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1913 Luton Hoo Inventory, p. 30, no. 128, on the First Floor Corridor, as Sir Godfrey Kneller of Nell Gwynne [sic].
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