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CANTACUZENE, PSS
Neg. No: (GL) L 8404
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 09-06-1920

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Sitter: 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 standing.

Costume: -

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 4.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

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: -