BELFIELD, MISS VIOLA
Neg. No: 4789
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 24-05-1911

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Sitter: Miss Violet Belfield ( ).

Biog: (Prob.) Daughter of Lieut.-General Sir Herbert Eversley Belfield and, his 2nd wife, Evelyn Mary Taylor.

Date: 24 May 1911.

Occasion: The Court, 24 May 1911: presented by Mrs. Talbot Clifton.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress:

"A presentation gown of pearl-embroidered net over soft satin with transparent train of net flecked with brilliants and embroidered with a flower design in pearls. Bouquet: lilies" (see: The Court Journal, 1 June 1911, p 632b).

Costume Supplier: Madame Beddoes, 10 Henrietta Street, Cavendish Square, London.

Jewellery: Pearls.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Jacobean style armchair; Louis XV style gilt wood footstool.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: Light stand clearly visible on the right.

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Sir Herbert Eversley Belfield, The Belfield Family, London ? [ck!]

Occasion: The Times, 25 May 1911, p 9c & 26 May 1911, p 7e.

Costume: The Morning Post, 25 May 1911, p 5e; The Court Journal, 1 June 1911, p 632b; The Queen, 3 June 1911, p 945b.

Costume Supplier: The Court Journal, 1 June 1911, p 634a.

Jewellery: The Morning Post, 25 May 1911, p 5e.

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