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Sketchbook by Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, 1887-88


74 Portraits in set

Sketchbook of Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, containing 76 leaves (of which two are later insertions) of watercolour and pencil sketches, mainly portraits with some landscapes and interior views. Probably drawn at Highcliffe in 1887 and 1888, the sketchbook contains portraits of the artist's friends and acquaintances including Eleanor Vere Boyle, the Rev. Charles and Lady Caroline Courtenay, and the artist's future biographer Augustus J.C. Hare. Given by Lady Piper, the widow of Sir David Piper (former Director of the National Portrait Gallery), in 1994. The daughter of the British ambassador to the French court, Louisa Stuart's artistic talent was recognised by a number of her contemporaries though she received no formal training. She married Henry, the 3rd Marquess of Waterford in 1842. After his death in 1859 she split her time between Ford, the Northumberland castle bequeathed by her late husband, and Highcliffe, the Stuart home in Dorset which she inherited in 1867. She died in Ford in 1891.

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Unknown child, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(2)

Unknown child

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 19 June 1887
NPG D23146(2)

Unknown woman, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(3)

Unknown woman

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 12 December 1887
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Unknown woman, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(4)

Unknown woman

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 1887
NPG D23146(4)

Unknown girl, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(5)

Unknown girl

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 23 August 1887
NPG D23146(5)

Group of five men working with a net, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(6)

Group of five men working with a net

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour, 1887
NPG D23146(6)

Two unknown men, possibly fishermen, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(7)

Two unknown men, possibly fishermen

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 26 July 1887
NPG D23146(7)

Study of figures and boat on the beach, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(8)

Study of figures and boat on the beach

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour, 22 August 1887
NPG D23146(8)

Alick Yorke, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(9)

Alick Yorke

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 1887
NPG D23146(9)

Unknown woman, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(13)

Unknown woman

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 28 September 1887
NPG D23146(13)

Lady Victoria Lew, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(14)

Lady Victoria Lew

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 1887
NPG D23146(14)

Annie Dixon, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(15)

Annie Dixon

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 12 October 1887
NPG D23146(15)

Two unknown children, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(16a)

Two unknown children

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 19 October 1887
NPG D23146(16a)

Sketch of a road, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(16b)

Sketch of a road

by Louisa Anne Beresford
pencil, October 1887
NPG D23146(16b)

Road with two figures, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(17)

Road with two figures

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 24 October 1887
NPG D23146(17)

Three unknown children and a cat, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(18)

Three unknown children and a cat

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 25 October 1887
NPG D23146(18)

Tea tree branch with berries, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(19)

Tea tree branch with berries

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 1887
NPG D23146(19)

Old Navvy, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(20)

Old Navvy

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 26 October 1887
NPG D23146(20)

Highcliffe landscape, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(21)

Highcliffe landscape

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 31 October 1887
NPG D23146(21)

Unknown woman, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(23)

Unknown woman

by Louisa Anne Beresford
pencil, 8 November 1887
NPG D23146(23)

Unknown girl, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(26)

Unknown girl

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 16 December 1887
NPG D23146(26)

Three unknown children, probably carolers, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(28)

Three unknown children, probably carolers

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 24 December 1887
NPG D23146(28)

Choir singing on Christmas Day, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(29)

Choir singing on Christmas Day

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 25 December 1887
NPG D23146(29)

Four unknown children, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(30)

Four unknown children

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 31 December 1887
NPG D23146(30)

Mary Cochran, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(12)

Mary Cochran

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 23 September 1887
NPG D23146(12)

Hon. Charles Leslie Courtenay, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(11)

Hon. Charles Leslie Courtenay

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 1887
NPG D23146(11)

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, by Louisa Anne Beresford, after  Jonathan Richardson - NPG D23146(24)

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by Louisa Anne Beresford, after Jonathan Richardson
watercolour and pencil, 9 November 1887
NPG D23146(24)

Susan Charlotte (née Lascelles), Countess of Wharncliffe, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(1)

Susan Charlotte (née Lascelles), Countess of Wharncliffe

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 1887
NPG D23146(1)

Unknown boy, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(31)

Unknown boy

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 3 February 1888
NPG D23146(31)

Unknown woman, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(32)

Unknown woman

by Louisa Anne Beresford
pencil, 6 March 1888
NPG D23146(32)

Mary Cochran, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(33)

Mary Cochran

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 1888
NPG D23146(33)

Four unknown children, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(34)

Four unknown children

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 10 March 1888
NPG D23146(34)

'Poor Fanny', by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(35)

'Poor Fanny'

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour, 15 March 1888
NPG D23146(35)

Priest blessing two unknown girls, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(36)

Priest blessing two unknown girls

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 1888
NPG D23146(36)

Four unknown children, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(38)

Four unknown children

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 1888
NPG D23146(38)

Nine unknown children, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(40)

Nine unknown children

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 29 March 1888
NPG D23146(40)

Two unknown girls, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(41a)

Two unknown girls

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 17 April 1888
NPG D23146(41a)

Unknown child, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(41b)

Unknown child

by Louisa Anne Beresford
pencil, 5 June 1888
NPG D23146(41b)

Unknown child, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(42)

Unknown child

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 4 May 1888
NPG D23146(42)

Unknown child, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(43)

Unknown child

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 10 May 1888
NPG D23146(43)

Unknown child, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(44)

Unknown child

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 2 June 1888
NPG D23146(44)

Unknown woman, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(46)

Unknown woman

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 1888
NPG D23146(46)

'Old Jones', by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(49)

'Old Jones'

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 20 July 1888
NPG D23146(49)

Eleanor Vere Boyle (née Gordon), by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(50)

Eleanor Vere Boyle (née Gordon)

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 21 July 1888
NPG D23146(50)

Mary Cochran; Nora Thompson, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(60)

Mary Cochran; Nora Thompson

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 22 October 1888
NPG D23146(60)

Louisa Percy (née Drummond), Duchess of Northumberland, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(62b)

Louisa Percy (née Drummond), Duchess of Northumberland

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, November 1888
NPG D23146(62b)

Sketch of three unknown women, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(64)

Sketch of three unknown women

by Louisa Anne Beresford
pencil, 1888
NPG D23146(64)

'A Recollection'; Sketch of figures in landscape, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(65)

'A Recollection'; Sketch of figures in landscape

by Louisa Anne Beresford
pencil, 5 November 1888
NPG D23146(65)

Unknown woman, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(67)

Unknown woman

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, November 1888
NPG D23146(67)

Three unknown women carrying bundles of sticks, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(68)

Three unknown women carrying bundles of sticks

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 17 November 1888
NPG D23146(68)

Unknown child, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(75)

Unknown child

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour, circa 1888
NPG D23146(75)

Mrs Walter Alexander, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(58)

Mrs Walter Alexander

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 15 October 1888
NPG D23146(58)

Eleanor Vere Boyle (née Gordon), by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(48)

Eleanor Vere Boyle (née Gordon)

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 18 July 1888
NPG D23146(48)

Hon. Charles Leslie Courtenay; Lady Caroline Margaret Courtenay (née Cocks), by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(55)

Hon. Charles Leslie Courtenay; Lady Caroline Margaret Courtenay (née Cocks)

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 13 September 1888
NPG D23146(55)

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(69)

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 28 November 1888
NPG D23146(69)

Louisa Percy (née Drummond), Duchess of Northumberland, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(63)

Louisa Percy (née Drummond), Duchess of Northumberland

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 9 November 1888
NPG D23146(63)

Mrs Walter Alexander; Captain Ogle, by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(59)

Mrs Walter Alexander; Captain Ogle

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 1888
NPG D23146(59)

Lady Jane Charlotte Elizabeth Van Koughnet (née Alexander), by Louisa Anne Beresford - NPG D23146(52)

Lady Jane Charlotte Elizabeth Van Koughnet (née Alexander)

by Louisa Anne Beresford
watercolour and pencil, 17 August 1888
NPG D23146(52)