Sitters: Arthur Oliver Villiers Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill (1869-1935), and Lady Ampthill, née Lady Margaret Lygon (1874-1953)
(Lord Ampthill) Knight of King Arthur's Round Table.
(Lady Ampthill) Lady-in-Waiting at the Court of King Arthur.
Date: 2 July 1897.
Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.
Jewellery: Jewelled girdle; tiara of diamond pansies.
Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 2 [See also neg no 1345].
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Provenance: Pinewood Studios acquired 1989.
(Lord Ampthill) Dictionary of National Biography; Burke's Peerage; The Complete Peerage; Who's Who; The Times, 8 July 1935, p 16a.
(Lady Ampthill) Burke's Peerage; Who's Who; The Times, 13 December 1957, p 13b & 24 December 1957, p 9b.
Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.
Role and Costume:
(Lord Ampthill) The Daily News, 3 July 1897, p 5g; The Standard, 3 July 1897, p 4d; The Morning Post, 8 July 1897, p 8a; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 50a & p 58c; The Queen, 10 July 1897, p 76c.
(Lady Ampthill) The Lady, 8 July 1897, p 46c & p 45 [drawing]; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 58c & p 51 [drawing]; Lady's Pictorial, 10 July 1897, p 53c & p 48 [drawing]; The Queen, 10 July 1897, p 138b.
Costume Supplier: (Lord Ampthill) The Daily Graphic, 3 July 1897, p 13b. (Lady Ampthill) The Lady, 8 July 1897, p 46c
Jewellery: (Lady Ampthill) The Queen, 10 July 1897, p 138b.
Photog: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 9f; Black and White, 10 July 1897, p 38b.
Reproduced: The Graphic, 10 July 1897, p 78; (Version, Lord Ampthill alone) Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, (National Portrait Gallery Archives), p 220; (Lady Ampthill alone) ibid, p 219.