No: (GP) 6556B
Lady Brocklehurst, née Annie Lee Dewhurst (d. 1951).
Lady Brocklehurst, née Annie Lee Dewhurst (1859-1951). In 1884 she married Philip Lancaster Brocklehurst, “a keen sportsman and traveller”, who was ennobled in the King’s Birthday Honours of 1903 and whose family had made their fortune in banking and silk production.
Summoned to the first Court of the Season, on 25 February, the widowed Lady Brocklehurst wears black gown of net and jet with bodice composed of garniture of black diamonds and crystal and diamond embroidery veiled with tulle. Her black satin train is draped with very fine Chantilly lace and daintily embroidered in silver. She also carries a fan of dyed black ostrich feathers.
Sir Philip and Lady Brocklehurst had two daughters and a son, Sir Philip Lee Brocklehurst, 2nd Bt. who achieved great renown as the 21-year old surveyor and map-maker with Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod Expedition of 1907-1909 to Antarctica which was partly funded by Lady Brocklehurst.
Eldest daughter of Samuel Dewhurst, of Southfield Hall; m. (1884) Sir
Philip Lancaster Brocklehurst, 1st Bt. (cr. 1903).
25 February 1910.
The Court, 25 February 1910: presented by Lady Egerton of Tatton.
The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
very handsome black gown of net and jet with bodice composed of garniture
of black diamonds and crystal and diamond embroidery veiled with tulle.
Black satin train draped with very fine Chantilly lace and daintily
embroidered in silver" (The Court Journal, 2 March 1910,
& Props: Painted backdrop; Jacobean style armchair.
Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.
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of poses: 1.
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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.
The Times, 28 February 1910, p 13d.
The Court Journal, 2 March 1910, p 282a.