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Marianne Margaret Cust, 1817-1888

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1817
Place of Birth: Rome
Date of Death: 1888.02.08
Place of Death: Ashridge, Berkhampstead

Identity:

Marianne Margaret Cust, Viscountess Alford, née Compton, was an artist, art patron and author.

Life:

She may have known JW in the mid-seventies, since her name appears in an address book (#02714).

Bibliography:

Kelly's Post Office London Directory, London, 1861; ibid., 1881; Annual Review, London, 1888, p. 124; Gower, Lord Ronald, My Reminiscences, 1895, p. 341; Girouard, Mark, Sweetness and Light. The 'Queen Anne' Movement 1860-1900, Oxford, 1977; Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford, 2004.