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Neg. No: (GL) L 8401
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 09-06-1920

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Sitter: Princess Balasa (Marie Blanche) Cantacuzene ( ).

Princess Balasa (Marie Blanche) Cantacuzene ( ).

Biog: Daughter of Roumanian Prince Leon Cantacuzene and sister of Prince Gregoire Lwovitch Cantacuzene, Councellor at the Embassy, London.

"...Balasa who earned her living painting portraits of local ladies who had their own tastes in ordering the background."

Date: 9 June 1920.

Occasion: Publicity photograph prior to presentation at Court, 10 June 1920.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 160 New Bond St., London, W.

Descr: TQL seated.

Costume: -

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London, W.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 4.

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NB: Portrele Doamnelor Române, N. Iorga, Bucharest, 1937

Plate 64

La princess Marie, née Ghica, femme de Georges Bibescu, prince de Valachie (1840-1848): D'après le portrait au Palais de Mogos(,)oaia


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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Marquis of Ruvigny, The Titled Nobility of Europe, London, 1914; Princess Ileana Sturdza, private note to John Wimbles

Occasion: The Times, 12 June 1920, p 18e; Eve, 24 June 1920, p 570.

Costume: -

Reproduced: (version) Eve, 24 June 1920, p 570.

Additional Information: -