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Neg. No: GP (L) 1941
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 18-05-1897

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Sitter: Marchioness Cassar de Sain, née Eleanor Amelia Parkinson Rutherford ( ).

Biog: Daughter of Buckley Rutherford, of the Priory, Jedburgh and Blackwater House, Newport; m (1884) (as his 2nd wife) Lorenzo Antonio, 7th Marquess Cassar de Sain (d 1886).

Date: 18 May 1897.

Occasion: The Drawing Room, 18 May 1897: presented Miss Amabel Earle.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court Dress: 

"Gown of rich white satin most beautifully embroidered in a design of iris and butterflies in mauve sequins, silver, and jewels; the bodice embroidered to match, and draped with fine old Irish lace; the manteau de Cour in a lovely shade of bright green velvet, lined with pale mauve brocade, and fastened to the shoulder with white feathers and jewelled butterflies, handsomely trimmed with old Irish lace and white plumes. Headdress, white feathers and veil; ornaments, diamonds and pearls; bouquet of various tinted iris to match embroideries." (The Court Journal, 22 May 1897, p 947a)

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Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Jacobean style studio staircase.

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.


Biog: The Marquis of Ruvigny, The Titled Nobility of Europe, London, 1914, p 458.

Occasion: The Times, 19 May 1897, p 14b.

Costume: The Court Journal, 22 May 1897, p 947a; The Queen, 29 May 1897, p 1074 (description & line drawing).

Costume Designer: -

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Jewellery: The Court Journal, 22 May 1897, p 947a.

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