LAWRENCE, Sir Thomas
(b. 1769, Bristol, d. 1830, London)
Margaret, Countess of Blessington1822
Oil on canvas, 91 x 67 cm
Wallace Collection, London
Famed for her looks and accomplishments, Lady Blessington presided over a literary salon at Gore House, Kensington. This portrait is said to be one of Lawrence's finest characterizations.