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Neg. No: 2069
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 12-03-1898

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Sitter: Jemima Adeline Beatrice Blackwood, later Countess of Darnley, later Lady Jemima Laveson, (d 1964); m. (1899) Edward Henry Stuart Blight, 7th Earl of Darnley (1851-1900); m. (1902) Admiral Sir Arthur Cavenagh Levenson, R.H. (1868-1929).

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Date: 12 March 1898.

Occasion: The Court, 11 March 1898: presented by the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress:

"(Gown of) ivory satin; corsage and petticoat veiled with white embroidered mousseline de soie, with lace and bouquets of snowdrops; train of ivory duchesse, with a border of snowdrops" (see: The Gentlewoman, 19 March 1898, pp 366c & 368a).

Costume Designer: -

Costume Supplier: -

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; painted column; studio Persian rug.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2 (see also neg no 2068A).

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Burkes' Peerage; The Times, 2 May 1964, p 10d.

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

Costume: The Gentlewoman, 19 March 1898, pp 366c & 368a.

Costume Designer: -

Costume Supplier: -

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: Lady's Pictorial, 19 March 1898, p 380; (version) The Ladies' Field, 26 March 1898, p 52.