No: (GP) 3140
Miss Sheila Cooper ( ).
(Madeleine) Sheila Cooper (1883-1966), the only daughter and eldest child of Sir Alfred Cooper, a tea merchant, was presented at the Court on 13 June 1902 by her mother Lady Marion Cooper.
Her beautiful white chiffon gown had minute wreaths all over it of chiffon flowers and small roses in natural colours. The train was of pink and white chiffon divided by silver tulle. It was supplied by Mrs. Nettleship of Wigmore Street and embodied the fashion of so-called ‘floral trimmings’, first introduced to Drawing-Room dress by Messrs. Woolland Brothers in 1898.
In 1909, Sheila married an army officer, Francis Gilbert Crompton and had with him two daughters.
The Cooper family’s beloved youngest child, Jack Oliver, was killed in action in 1916 while carrying out a bombing raid in France. His brother, Colin Cooper half funded in his honour the Lido Pavilion in Hyde Park and placed on its wall a commemorating plaque.
Daughter of Sir A. Cooper.
14 June 1902.
The Court, 13 June 1902: presented by her mother, Lady Cooper.
The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
"...a white chiffon gown with minute wreaths all over it
of chiffon flowers and small roses in natural colours; the train pink
and white chiffon divided by silver tulle" (see: The Queen,
21 June 1902, p 1047).
Supplier: Mrs. Nettleship, 58 Wigmore Street, London.
& Props: Painted backdrop.
Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.
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of poses: 1.
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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.
The Times, 16 June 1902, p 9d.
Madame, 14 June 1902, p 595; The Queen, 21 June 1902,
Supplier: Madame, 14 June 1902, p 595.