The Wallace Collection
Within the house there lies a gallery
of red brocade and gilt; and here she sits,
happy in silk, as in her portrait.
Here she travels time and continent,
recalling friends and creditors, husbands
and lovers, paintings and poetry;
and here her life unfurls and floats away,
thinner and sadder now, as might a leaf
from some grand old oak tree.
The Most Gorgeous Lady Blessington, by Tangent Theatre
in association with The Wallace Collection