Marguerite, Countess of Blessington(1789-1849), Novelist and beauty; wife of 1st Earl of Blessington
Sitter in 9 portraits
Novelist; born in Ireland; published numerous novels, annuals and books of reminiscence; editor of The Keepsake and other periodicals; established, with Count D'Orsay, a famous salon at Gore House, London.
Develop your art skills
Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.
Hold Still photography workshop
Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise.
Draw Like a Renaissance Master
Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.