Pre 1897 thumbnails

BOURKE, MRS A
Neg. No: GP (L) 1368-444
Neg. Size: 12"x15"
Neg. Date: 05-07-1897

 

Sitter: Hon Mrs Algernon Bourke (1870-1967), née Guendoline Irene Emily Sloane-Stanley.

Biog: Only daughter of Hans Sloane-Stanley of Paultons, near Romsey, Hampshire; m. (1887) Hon Algernon Henry Bourke, 3rd son of 6th Earl of Mayo.

On V&A photo CD

Role: Salammbô.

Date: 5 July 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: A...drapery gown of white and silver gauze, covered with embroidery of lotus flowers; the top of gown applique with old green satin embroidered blue turquoise and gold, studded rubies; train of old green broche." (The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 56c)

Costume supplier: Alias, 36 Soho Square, London, W.

Jewellery: A serpent bangle and other items.

Furniture and Props: Painted backdrop.

 Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 3 (see also neg nos 1368-442 & 1369).

Copyright: V&A Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Landed Gentry (see Sloane-Stanley); Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.

Role and Costume: (Role only) The Daily Graphic, 3 July 1897, p 13a; The Times, 3 July 1897, p 12a; The Morning Post, 3 July 1897, p 7e; St. James's Gazette, 3 July 1897, p 9b; The Sketch, 14 July 1897, p 484b; (Costume) The Standard, 3 July 1897, p 4c; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, pp 55 [line drawing] & 56c. (See also The Gentlewoman, 8 January 1898, p 59 & p 47 [line drawing].)

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 137, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

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