Neg. No: (GP) 6988
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 27-6-1911

Sitter: Louisa (Jane), Countess of Antrim (1855-1949), née Grey.

Louisa (Jane), Countess of Antrim (1855-1949), née Grey.

Biog: Lady of the Bedchamber in Ordinary to Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra;

3rd daughter of General Hon. Charles Grey, equerry and private secretary to Queen Victoria; m. (1875) 6th Earl of Antrim.

Date: 27 June 1911.

Occasion: The Coronation of King George V, 22 June 1911.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.


The Countess of Antrim is seen wearing the Coronation robes made for her sister, Mary, Countess of Minto, for the previous Coronation of 1902, (Elizabeth Longford, op. cit., p. 215). For a description of the robes as worn in 1902, see The Times, 11 August 1902, p 15c.

Costume Supplier: Paquin Ltd., 39 Dover Street, London, W.

Jewellery: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals etc: Badge of a Lady of the Bedchamber; The Royal Order of Victoria and Albert (3rd Class).

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: Stand of studio light visible to right of plate.

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Burke's Peerage; G.E.C. (G.E. Cokayne) et al, ed., The Complete Peerage, (new edition), Gloucester, 1987; The Times, 4 April, 1949, p 7e.

Occasion: -

Costume: -

Costume Supplier: (Robes) The Court Journal, 16 August 1902, p 24a.

Jewellery: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals etc: (Ladies of the Bedchamber badge) David Stanley; (Royal Order of Victoria and Albert) Burke's Peerage.

Reproduced: (Version) Elizabeth Longford ed., Louisa, Lady in Waiting: The Personal Diaries and Albums of Louisa, Lady in Waiting to Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra, London, 1979, p. 215.

Acknowledgements: (Orders etc) David Bownes; David Stanley.