Tissot: The Hon. Mrs Bridget Gunning, 1758

Pastel on paper | 1758

Francis Cotes

The Hon. Bridget Bourke (1716-1770), a descendant of Gráinne O’Malley the ‘Pirate Queen of Connacht’ married Colonel John Gunning, of County Roscommon. Her two famously beautiful daughters, Maria and Elizabeth, reputedly appeared on the Dublin stage ...
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