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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

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

Authoress and beauty; née Power; married 1st Earl of Blessington, 1818, as her second husband; established, with Count D'Orsay, a famous salon at Gore House; published numerous novels, annuals, and books of reminiscence.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.