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BENNETT, LADY
Neg. No: 2968 B
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 02-05-1902

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Sitter: Lady Bennett [possibly Isabel née Lloyd Dickinson d 1911]

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Biog: m 1882 Sir William Henry Bennett (cr. 1901)

Date: 2 May 1902.

Occasion: The Court, 2 May 1902: presented by Dowager Countess of Dudley.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress: "...a soft green silk, veiled with chiffon and white and silver embroideries, having a design of lily leaves on the bodice and at the foot of the skirt, the leaf green miroir satin train having bold appliqués of lilies of the valley arranged with hand-painted velvet softened with Brussels lace, held in place by antique buckles matching the beautiful diamond ornaments" (see: The Queen, 10 May 1902, p 779c).

Costume Supplier: -

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: The Book of Knights of the British Empire,London, 1915

Occasion: The Times, 5 May 1902, p 10a.

Costume: The Queen, 10 May 1902, p 779c.

Costume Supplier: -

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: The Ladies' Field, 10 May 1902, p 349; (version) Madame, 17 May 1902, p. 397; (version) Gentlewoman, 17 May 1902, p 697.

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