Court Dress

BROOKE HITCHING, LADY
Neg. No: (GP) 3795
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 13-03-1903

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Sitters: Lady Brooke-Hitching, née Sarah Kussuth Brooke ( ).

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Biog: Daughter of David Brooke of Stannary; m. (1878) Sir Thomas Brooke-Hitching, Kt. (cr. 1902), Sheriff of the City of London (1902-3).

Date: 13 March 1903.

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

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: 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).

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Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; carved wooden bench

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.

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Biog: -

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

Costume: The Queen, 21 March 1903, p 442b-c.

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Reproduced: (version) Madame, 21 March 1903, p 582.

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