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Neg. No: GP (L) 1288
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 24-06-1897

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Sitters: Don José Caro.

Biog: Son of the Marquis de la Romana; Secretary of the Special Spanish Embassy for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and actual secretary of the Spanish legation in Lisbon in 1897.

Date: 24 June 1897.

Occasion: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee; State Evening Party at Buckingham Palace, 24 June 1897.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Uniform of a Knight of the Royal Society of Chivalry, Valencia.

Orders, Decorations and Medals: Neck badge, Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spain); Badge, Order of Charles III, Spain; Badge, Order of the Sacred Treasure (Japan); Badge, Order of Saint Gregory (Vatican); Badge, Order of the Rising Sun (Japan); Star of the Royal Society of Chivalry of Valencia.

Furniture and Props: Painted backdrop with landscape after Reynolds.(1)

Photographer: Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of related negatives: 4

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: The Times, 15 June 1897, p 8e & 25 June 1897, p 9e.

Occasion: The Times, 15 June 1897, p 8e & 25 June 1897, p 9e.

Costume: -

Orders, Decorations, and Medals: (Order of Valencia) A Flatto; (Others) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of all Nations, Washington, 1990.

Reproduced: -

Acknowledgements: (Orders etc) David Bownes; A. Flatto.

1. Backdrop after portrait of Elizabeth Catharine Rivett, Mrs. Carnac, by Sir Joshua Reynolds c. 1775. (The Wallace Collection). (J. Ingamells, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of Pictures, London, 1985.)