Thursday, August 18, 2022

Mark Girouard, FSA 1931-2022

 Mark Girouard, FSA, who died 16 August, 2022, aged 90, was an architectural writer, authority on the country house, architectural historian and a biographer. He was sometime professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford.

He was born 7 October, 1931, son of Major Richard Desiré Girouard [1905-89], and his 1st wife the Lady Blanche Maud de la Poer Beresford [1898-1940], daughter of the 6th Marquess of Waterford [1875-1911], and his wife the Beatrix Frances Petty-Fitzmaurice [1877-1953], daughter of the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne [1845-1927], &c.

He married in 1970, the artist Dorothy Dorf, by whom he had one daughter, Blanche Camilla [born 1976].


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