BENTINCK, COUNTESS
Neg. No: (GP) 5177A
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 28-06-1912

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Sitter: Henrietta, Countess Bentinck, née Henrietta Eliza Cathcart M'Kerrell ( ).

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Biog: Daughter of Robert M'Kerrell, of Hillhouse; m. (1874) Henry Charles Adolphus Frederick William Aldenburg, formely 6th Count Bentinck, and Count and Baron of Aldenburg, who resigned the dignity to his younger brother (1874).

Date: 28 June 1912.

Occasion: The Court, 24 June 1912: presented by Duchess of Devonshire, and herself presented her daughter, Miss Naomi Bentinck.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress.(1)

Costume Supplier: Mme. Roche.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: lamp visible in top right corner.

No of poses: 3.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Marquis of Ruvigny, The Titled Nobility of Europe, London, 1914; Debrette's Peerage, Barontage and Knightage, 1900 ed.

Occasion: The Times, 26 June 1912, p 12a.

Costume: The Times, 25 June 1912, p 11a.

Costume Supplier: The Times, 25 June 1912, p 11a.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: -

Additional Information: -

Acknowledgements: -

1. "Black satin "Diane" embroidered in jet and diamanté, with a corsage to match with fichu of Brussels lace. A train of black mousseline velvet lined with charmeuse, draped with a flounce of Brussels lace caught with a diamond buckle" (see: The Times, 25 June 1912, p 11a).