Olga's Gallery

Sir Joshua Reynolds


Nelly O'Brien.

1762-64. Oil on canvas. 126.3 x 110 cm. Wallace Collection, London, UK. Read Note.

Sir Joshua Reynolds. Nelly O'Brien.

Nelly O'Brien (died 1768) a courtesan, one of Reynolds favorite models. At the time of this famous portrait, she was the mistress of the 3rd Viscount Bolingbroke, to whose son she gave birth in 1764