Sitter: Countess Victor di Carrobio, née Helene von Gutmann of Baden bei Wien (b. 1870); m (1896) Count Victor di Carrobio (b. 1867), attaché to the Italian Embassy in London
Date: 1 March 1899.
Occasion: The Court, 1 March 1899, presented by Baroness de Renzis.
Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: Court dress:
"...black satin gown embroidered with jet and diamonds, the upper part black tulle; the train of black satin was cut round into scallops, edged with black Chantilly lace embroidered with jet and diamonds, a very soft flounce of tulle extending to the shoulder, where it terminated in a rosette, and was caught in at the waist with a large paste buckle" (see: The Queen, 4 March 1899, p 365b).
Costume Supplier: Paquin Ltd., 39 Dover Street, London.
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.
Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 1.Copyright: V&A
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Occasion: The Times, 2 March 1899, p 8a.
Costume: The Court Journal, 4 March 1899, p 344b; Madame, 11 March 1899, p 545a; The Queen, 4 March 1899, p 365b.
Costume Supplier: Madame, 11 March 1899, p 545a.
Reproduced: (version) The Ladies Field, 11 March 1899, front page; (cropped version) The Ladies Field, 24 January 1903, p 261; The Sketch, Sept. 3, 1902
Additional Information: By the Queen's command the Court changed the mourning for the late Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on the 23rd of February, 1899 and went out of mourning on the 9th of March, 1899 [see: The Queen, 18 February 1899, p 279].
Acknowledgements: Matt Davies