Sitter: Baron Adolf vson Andrť (d 1911).
Role: Benvenuto Cellini.(1)
Date: 14 July 1897.
Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.
Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London W.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: "...jerkin, brown velvet, with crimson slashes; vest, pink silk slashed with grey satin; low-crowned cap, the brim slashed and puffed with crimson, and embroidered gold; greena nd white feather curling on right side; fine gold chain round neck of shirt." (The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 58b)
Costume Supplier: Alias, 36 Soho Square, London, W.
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.
Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Evidence of studio at work: Hand holding backdrop, visible to right of plate; photographic equipment with wheels visible on top of steps directly behind sitter; sitter's hair all drawn in.
No of poses: 2 (see also neg no 1457).
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Biog: The Times, 11 May 1911, p 7c; The Court Journal, 18 May 1911, p 536.
Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.
Role and Costume: The Daily Graphic, 3 July 1897, p 13a; The Daily News, 3 July 1897, p 5g; The Standard, 3 July 1897, p 4e; Truth, 8 July 1897, p 108b; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 52 (line drawing) & 58b.
Costume Supplier: The Daily Graphic, 3 July 1897, p 13a; Truth, 8 July 1897, p 108b.
Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 130, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).