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CARDROSS, LADY & ERSKINE, HON M
Neg. No: GP (L) 1430
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 03-07-1897

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Sitters:

Lady Cardross, later Rosalie Louisa, Countess of Buchan (d 1943), née Sartoris; youngest daughter of Captain Jules Sartoris of Hopsford Hall, Coventry; m (1876) 14th Earl of Buchan.

Hon Muriel (Agnes Stuart) Erskine, later Lady Muriel Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby (1879-1967); eldest daughter of 14th Earl of Buchan; m (1903) Brigadier-General Hon Charles Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby.

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Role:

(Lady Cardross) La duchesse de Lavis.

(Hon M Erskine) La marquise de Vintimille du Luc.

Date: 2 July 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.

Descr: FL.

Costume:

(Lady Cardross) "...a Louis XV costume of rich white satin, embroidered in silver, and trimmed with graduated bows in front; the rich silver-embroidered train was of blue taffeta." (The Court Journal, 10 July 1897, p 1249a);

(Hon M Erskine) "...gown copied from an old picture, and worn with powdered hair. The costume was carried out in white satin and mauve chiffon, with a mauve silk sash and a white satin train." (The Court Circiular, 10 July 1897, p 65a).

Costume supplier: (Lady Cardross) The Maison Lucile, 17 Hanover Square, London W.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Jacobean style photographer's chair with detachable crest-rail.

Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog:

(Lady Cardross) Burke's Peerage; The Times, 3 February 1943, p 7e;

(Hon M Erskine) Burke's Peerage; The Times, 28 October 1967, p 10g.

Role: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 262, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.

Costume:

(Lady Cardross) The Court Journal, 10 July 1897, p 1249a;

(Hon M Erskine) The Court Circular, 10 July 1897, p 625a; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 50c.

Costume supplier: (Lady Cardross) The Court Journal, 10 July 1897, p 1249c.

Costume source: (Hon M Erskine) 'Romney dress' - The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 50c.

Photog: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 9f; Black and White, 10 July 1897, p 38b.

Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 262, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

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