Neg. No: (GP) 3794
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 13-03-1903

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Sir Thomas Henry Brooke-Hitching (1858-1926); Kt. (cr 1902); Sheriff of the City of London 1902-3; Lady Brooke-Hitching, née Sarah Kussuth Brooke ( ); Daughter of David Brooke of Stannary; m. (1878) Sir Thomas Brooke-Hitching.

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Date: 13 March 1903.

Occasion: The Court, 13 March 1903: Lady Brooke-Hitching presented by the Lady Mayoress.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: (Sir Thomas Brooke-Hitching) Velvet Court dress (Old Style); (Lady Brooke-Hitching) Court dress: Court dress: "...ivory satin embroidered with ivory velvet flowers and pale green leowes; the ivory brocade train displayed a design, pink and mauve flowers, lined satin dress, veiled with emerald and opal embroidery, trimmed with chiffon and emeralds, with full Court train of emerald green satin" (see: The Queen, 21 March 1903, p 442b-c).

Costume Supplier: -

Jewellery: -

Orders, Decorations and Medals: (Sir Thomas Brooke-Hitching) The Chain and Badge of Office.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: Clamp visible behind the male sitter.

No of poses: 2.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: (Sir Thomas Brooke-Hitching) Who's Who;

Occasion: The Times, 16 March 1903, p 8a.

Costume: (Sir Thomas Brooke-Hitching) H. Graham Bennet, ed, Dress Worn by Gentlemen at His Majesty's Court and on Occasions of Ceremony, London, 1903; (Lady Brooke-Hitching) The Queen, 21 March 1903, p 442b-c;

Costume Supplier: -

Reproduced: (version with Lady Brooke-Hitching alone) Madame, 21 March 1903, p 582.