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Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford (1818-1891), Watercolour painter and philanthropist

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 74 portraits
Louisa Stuart was brought up mostly in Paris, where her father was British Ambassador to the French court. She was taught to draw from an early age and art, along with religion and philanthropy, was one of her main interests throughout her life. A gifted amateur watercolourist, she did not exhibit at professional galleries until the 1870s. With a strong interest in the welfare of the tenants on her Northumberland estate, she rebuilt the village of Ford. She provided a school and started a temperance society in the village. Her greatest artistic achievement was the decoration of the new school with life sized scenes from the Old and New testaments that used children and adults from the village as models.

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Unknown child

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 19 June 1887
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Unknown woman

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 12 December 1887
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Unknown woman

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 1887
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Unknown girl

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 23 August 1887
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Group of five men working with a net

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour, 1887
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Two unknown men, possibly fishermen

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 26 July 1887
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Study of figures and boat on the beach

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour, 22 August 1887
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Alick Yorke

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 1887
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Marianne Margaret Egerton (nee Compton), Viscountess Alford ('Lady Marian Alford')

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 30 August 1887
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Unknown woman

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 28 September 1887
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Lady Victoria Lew

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 1887
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Annie Dixon

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 12 October 1887
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Two unknown children

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 19 October 1887
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Three unknown children and a cat

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 25 October 1887
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Old Navvy

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 26 October 1887
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Unknown woman

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
pencil, 8 November 1887
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Unknown girl

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 16 December 1887
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Unknown children, probably carolers

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 24 December 1887
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Choir singing on Christmas Day

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 25 December 1887
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Unknown children

by Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
watercolour and pencil, 31 December 1887
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