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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Marguerite, Countess of Blessington (1789-1849), Novelist and beauty; wife of 1st Earl of Blessington

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Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

by or after Alfred Edward Chalon
circa 1834
NPG 1309

Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

by Charles Martin
1844
NPG 1645a

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

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