Neg. No: (GP) 8482
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 24-06-1920

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Sitter: Baroness Athlumney, née Margery Boan (d 1942).

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Biog: Daughter of Mr. Boan, of Australia and Pyports, Cobham, Surrey; m. (1919) James Herbert Gustavus Meredyth Somerville, 6th Baron Athlumney.

Date: 24 June 1920.

Occasion: The Court, 24 June 1920: presented by Lady Joan Verney.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress:

"A beautiful gown of white and silver broché, the corsage of silver lace, embroidered with crystals and diamanté, the silver lace skirt arranged over an underdress of silver tissue, veiled with flesh pink tulle, having two panels at the side, one of them forming the train" (see: The Court Journal, 2 July 1920, p 350a).

Costume Supplier: Doeuillet.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Louis XV style giltwood cabinet with painted fete galante.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 3.

Baroness Athlumney, née Margery Boan ( ).



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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 26 June 1920, p 10a.

Costume: The Times, 25 June 1920, p 20b; The Court Journal, 2 July 1920, p 350a; The Gentlewoman, 3 July 1920, p 7b.

Costume Supplier: The Times, 25 June 1920, p 20b.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: -