Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Sir Lionel Henry Cust (1859-1929), Art historian; Director of the National Portrait Gallery
In his young days Lionel was strikingly handsome: a photograph taken at his best shows him with his flower-wreathed hat when in the Boats at Eton. In old age too he was very picturesque, with his white hair and beautiful eyes that kept their brightness to the end: they were sapphire-blue, with long black lashes.
Footnotesback to top
 Sybil Cust, memoir of L.H. Cust in Cust 1930, p.xxiii.
Referencesback to topBeerbohm 1921
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