Lady Margaret Bingham, Countess of Lucan
Lady Margaret Bingham, Countess of Lucan (1740 - 1814)Margaret Bingham, Countess of Lucan (1740 - 27 February 1814) was an English painter, copyist and poet, whose art was much admired by Horace Walpole.
As an artist, Bingham often copied the work of others, as well as painting portrait miniatures. Her work was collected in the United Kingdom and in France. In Paris she was given access to the Palais-Royal to copy pieces by the artists on display there, which were owned by the Duke of Orléans. Her foremost work was to supply miniatures and illuminations for a five-volume edition of Shakespeare's historical plays, for the library at Althorp, Northamptonshire. This took 16 years for her to complete. She also painted portraits, still lifes, and landscapes.