When our sketching was over we discovered, upon wishing to return to Eastbourne, that our conveyance had disappeared! That there was not another to be had in the neighbourhood, not even a cart! and the last train departed, before we discovered our melancholy situation! At last at halfpast eight a fly appeared!!! our dinner having been ordered at six!!’ This extract is from the diary of Louisa Paris, an accomplished amateur watercolourist, who spent three seemingly idyllic summers sketching with her family in the countryside of southern England. FINE DINING PORK LOIN RECIPES But her life after that is a mystery; only her death certificate reveals that she died, aged sixty-two, in a lunatic asylum at Laverstock. Art historian Frances Borzello has spent a considerable amount of time filling in the gaps; she recently discovered a portrait of the artist and is hoping to reveal more facts about her mysterious life in Sketched for the Sake of the Remembrance: a visual diary of Louisa Paris’ English travels 1852-54, at the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, from July 15 to September 17.