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Neg. No: GP (L) 1337
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: ?-07-1897

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Sitter: Madame (later Baroness) von André, née Mary Alice Palmer, later Baroness Wedel Jarlsberg (1859-1941)

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Biog: American-born wife of Baron Adolf von André. [After the death of her husband, Baroness von André in 1916 married Frederik (“Fritz”) Hartwig Hermann, Baron Wedel Jarlsberg, a Norwegian diplomat. The couple lived in Paris until the Nazi invasion, at which point they moved to Lisbon where she passed away in 1941.]

Role: Desdemona.

Date: 2 July 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.

Descr: FL.

Costume: "...Paquin dress of turquoise-blue velvet." (Vanity Fair, 8 July 1897, p 18b).

Costume Supplier: Paquin, Paris.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; studio Persian rug.

Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Evidence of photographer at work: 'Baronial Fireplace' backdrop visible behind main backdrop to left of plate.

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Frances, Countess of Warwick, Afterthoughts, London, 1931, p 163. The Times, Friday, Feb 18, 1916; pg. 9; Issue 41093; col B [re-marriage]; The Times, Saturday, Aug 01, 1942; pg. 6; Issue 49303; col E [obituary of Baron Jarlsberg]

Role: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 10b; The Morning Post, 3 July 1897, p 7e; The Times, 3 July 1897, p 12a.

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.

Costume & Supplier: Vanity Fair, 8 July 1897, p 18b & 27b.

Photographer: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 9f; Black & White, 10 July 1897, p 38b.

Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 129 (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

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