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The Young Reader

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


Price
SOLD

Signed
Inscribed 'Miss Leslie' and 'Highcliffe June ...' on reverse

Medium
Watercolour

Dimensions
3 ½ x 6 inches

Exhibited
'Chris Beetles Summer Show', 2021, No 55

The reverse of the present watercolour is inscribed ‘Miss Leslie’ and ‘Highcliffe June’. This suggests that the young reader is Christiana Leslie, the fiancée, and later the wife, of John Beresford. He was the brother-in-law of Louisa Anne Beresford, and, following her husband’s death in 1859, the 4th Marquess of Waterford. If the sitter is Christiana Leslie, then the work can be dated a visit to Highcliffe Castle, the Beresford family seat, in June 1842, a few months before her marriage on 20 February 1843.


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