V&A Lafayette Collection
Sitter: Hon George Cavendish-Bentinck.
Role: William, Baron Bentinck, AD 1643.
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; carved wood photographer's chair with detachable crest-rail; studio Persian rug.
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 1388).
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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).(1)
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.