Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Louisa Anne Beresford (née Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford (1818-1891), Watercolour painter and philanthropist
In 1868, she was described as ‘the once peerless Lady Waterford – still wonderfully handsome – her profile one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. She was pleasant and unaffected.’  Later she was remembered ‘with love and even veneration … Her manner, as she advanced in life and forgot her natural shyness, was charming. She was adored by her friends and her relatives and by the poor to whom she devoted such a great part of her life.’ 
Dr Jan Marsh
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