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BELHAVEN, GEORGINA LADY
Neg. No: (GP) 1647A
Neg. Size: 12"x15"
Neg. Date: 11-03-1898

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Sitters:
Georgina Lady Belhaven and Stenton, née Watson (d. 1940), with [on her right]
the Hon Mrs Robert Borras Whiteside, née Hon Leonore (Agnes Watson Nisbet) Hamilton (1878-1946), and [on her left]
Lady Hemphill, née Hon May (Clarke Mary Nisbet) Hamilton (1879-1970).

 

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Biog:

  • (Georgina Lady Belhaven and Stenton) 5th daughter of Sir John Watson, 1st Bt.; m. (1877) James, 9th Lord Belhaven and Stenton.
  • (Hon Mrs Robert Borras Whiteside) eldest daughter of 9th Lord Belhaven and Stenton; m (1903) Robert Borras Whiteside.
  • (Lady Hemphill) 2nd daughter of 9th Lord Belhaven and Stenton; m (1913) Rt. Hon. Stanhope Charles John Hemphill, 2nd Baron Hemphill.

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Date: 11 March 1898.

Occasion: The Drawing Room, 11 March 1898: Hon Leonore Hamilton summoned to the Court; Hon May Hamilton presented by her mother, Georgina Lady Belhaven and Stenton.

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

Descr: FL.

Costume: Court dresses:

(Georgina Lady Belhaven and Stenton) "Velvet train violette de Parme, opened up the centre with white satin panel and feathers. Bodice and petticoat exquisitely embroidered with chenille, amethyste, and diamonds. Real Duchesse lace, which on the bodice is lined with violet chiffon";

(Hon. May Hamilton) "White satin, with diamond embroidery and lilies. Train of white brocade, turned back down one side with flowers and plumes" (see: The Queen, 19 March 1898, p 507).

Costume Supplier: Messrs Bradley, 129 Westbourne Grove, London.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted rococo style backdrop; Louis XV style giltwood canapé; Rococo sideboard; studio Persian rug.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 12 March 1898, p 10a.

Costume: The Queen, 18 March 1898, p 507.

Costume Supplier: The Queen, 18 March 1898, p 507.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: The Sketch, 18 February 1898, p 51; The Ladies' Field, 26 March 1898, p 376; (version) The Sketch, 18 February 1903, p 164.