BRIDGEMAN, SIR FRANCIS
Neg. No: (GP) 4634 A
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 7-6-1909

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Sitter: Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Francis (Charles) Bridgeman (1848-1929).

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Biog: Rear Admiral, 1903; Vice Admiral, 1907; Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet 1907-1909 & 1911; Admiral, 1911; First Lord of the Admiralty 1911-1912.

Date: 7th June 1909.

Occasion: -

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

Descr: TQL standing.

Costume: Full Dress uniform, Vice Admiral, Royal Navy.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: Badge and Star of a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (military division) [K.C.B. cr. 1908]; Badge and Star of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order [K.C.V.O. cr. 1907]; Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1897; Coroantion Medal 1902.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Burke's Peerage; Who's Who; The Navy List, 1909; The Times 19 February 1929, p 19a.

Occasion: -

Costume: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Order of the Bath and Royal Victorian Order) Burke's Peerage; (Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal and Coronation Medal 1902) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977.

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Acknowledgements: -

1 Born Francis Charles Bridgeman Simpson; resumed family surname of Bridgeman in 1896 (Dictionary of National Biography).