Role: William, Baron Bentinck, AD 1643.(1)
Date: 3 July 1897.
Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.
Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.
Descr: FL standing.
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop with landscape after Reynolds. (2)
Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 2 (see also neg no 1388A).
images on this site are copyright V&A. For further information
on using or requesting copies of any images
Role: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 286, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).
Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.
Photog: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 9f; Black and White, 3 July 1897, p 386.
Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 286, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).
1. The following newspaper and magazines reported the sitter's role as a 'Gentleman of the Court of Charles II': The Morning Post, 3 July 1897, p 8a; The Court Journal, 10 July 1897, p 1248c; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 52c.
2. 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.)