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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
NPG 1645a

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Pioneer Podcasts

Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.

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

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

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Archive interviews

Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.

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