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Louisa Anne Beresford, Marchioness of Waterford (1818-1891)


Louisa Anne Beresford, Marchioness of Waterford (née Stuart) (1818-1891)

Though largely untutored, Louisa Anne Beresford, Marchioness of Waterford, became one of the best-known amateur painters of her time. Working mainly in watercolour, she produced images that, ranging in mood and scale, reflected her interests in religion and philanthropy. She was influenced by artists of the Italian Renaissance, and encouraged by John Ruskin and members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

The Honourable Louisa Stuart was born at the Hôtel de Charost, Paris, on 14 April 1818, the daughter of Sir Charles Stuart, the Ambassador to the French Royal Court, and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Margaret (née Yorke), daughter of the 3rd Earl of Hardwicke.

Sir Charles was recalled from Paris in 1824, and settled with his family at Bure, in Hampshire (now in Dorset), on the remaining portion of Highcliffe, the estate developed by his grandfather, the 3rd Earl of Bute. However, in 1828, he was created Lord Stuart de Rothesay, and again appointed Ambassador to Paris, serving office until the 1830 Revolution. The family then shared their time between their Hampshire estate, much of which had been repurchased and restored, and their London home, at 4 Carlton House Terrace.

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