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Neg. No: (GP) 1904
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 01-03-1899

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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

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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:

" 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.

Jewellery: -

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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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: -

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.

Jewellery: -

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