Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg, Princess Sobieski, 1696 (Adriaen van der Werff) (1659-1722) Stadtmuseum Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg, Princess Sobieski, 1696 (Adriaen van der Werff) (1659-1722) Stadtmuseum Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

Nell Gwynn (Eleanor Gwynn) Actress / Comedienne, Mistress of King Charles II of England.......... (1650-1687)

Nell Gwynn (Eleanor Gwynn) Actress / Comedienne, Mistress of King Charles II of England.......... (1650-1687)

Louise Renee de Penacoet, Duchess of Portsmouth (1649-1734) French mistress to King Charles II - Peter Lely

Louise Renee de Penacoet, Duchess of Portsmouth (1649-1734) French mistress to King Charles II - Peter Lely

ca. 1695 Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici in hunting dress by Jan Frans van Douven

ca. 1695 Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici in hunting dress by Jan Frans van Douven

Nell Gwynn by Verelst, National Portrait Gallery London - Member of the "Charles II's Mistresses Club" the portraits of which could fill it's own gallery.  Fortunately for is, Charles II had them painted, often, by the leading painters of the day including Lely & Mignard.

Nell Gwynn by Verelst, National Portrait Gallery London - Member of the "Charles II's Mistresses Club" the portraits of which could fill it's own gallery. Fortunately for is, Charles II had them painted, often, by the leading painters of the day including Lely & Mignard.

Lady Elizabeth Montagu (b.1668/1669)  by Godfrey Kneller---She is known as the Queen of the Bluestockings.  None other than Dr Johnson said she was among the most interesting conversationalists he ever met-man or woman. That's good enough for me.

Lady Elizabeth Montagu (b.1668/1669) by Godfrey Kneller---She is known as the Queen of the Bluestockings. None other than Dr Johnson said she was among the most interesting conversationalists he ever met-man or woman. That's good enough for me.

The death on this day 14th November, 1687 of Eleanor 'Nell' Gwyn,long time mistress of King Charles II of England and mother of two of his illegitimate children

The death on this day 14th November, 1687 of Eleanor 'Nell' Gwyn,long time mistress of King Charles II of England and mother of two of his illegitimate children

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