M Blessington [facsimile signature.]Author of "Conversations with Lord Byron".
Etching. 260 x 197mm. 10¼ x 7¾".
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington (1789-1849) was an Irish novelist and beauty. She published numerous novels, annuals and books of reminiscence, and was editor of 'The Keepsake' and other periodicals. She established, with Count D'Orsay, a famous salon at Gore House, London. In 1834 she published her 'Conversations with Lord Byron'.
See NPG: D34551.
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