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Alfred comte d' Orsay (1801-1852)

Portrait of Margaret, Countess of Blessington, seated reading

Whiteley (2000) 1397

Graphite with stump, touched with pink and brown crayons on white wove paper.  Sheet: 278 x 203 mm

Inscribed in brown ink below: Marguerite Blessington; and in graphite at lower right: 4 Decb 1841 / A. d'Orsay fecit

Provenance: Countess of Blessington her sale, 7-26 May 1849, part of lot 1263 (bought in) purchased by Boone for Sir Thomas Phillips Sotheby's, 13 February 1950, part of lot 216

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Purchased, 1950.;  WA1950.15