Born in Grass Valley, CA on July 5, 1867. Marie was the great-granddaughter of the court painter to Queen Victoria, James, Duke of Guilford. As the wife of Tracy Hardy, she was a resident of Berkeley in the 1920s. She died there of pneumonia on Jan. 5, 1929. A painter of animals, her signature was "Guild" (her mother's name).
Exh: Claremont Hotel (Berkeley), 1926 (solo); Ambassador Hotel (LA), 1926 (solo).
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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