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CAVENDISH-BENTINCK ESQ.
Neg. No: GP (L) 1388
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 03-07-1897

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Sitter: Hon George Cavendish-Bentinck
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Biog: -

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.

Costume: -

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).

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: -

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.

Costume: -

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).

Acknowledgements: -

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.)