Sitter: Major George Frederick Myddelton Cornwallis-West (1874-1951).
Biog: Soldier, author and playwright.
Image published in Daisy of Pless: The Happy Years
Role: Black slave.(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; studio Persian rug.
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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Biog: Burke's Landed Gentry; Burke's Peerage; Who's Who; The Times, 3 April 1951, p 6e. (See also, George Cornwallis-West, Edwardian Hey-days, London, 1930; Peregrine Churchill and Julian Mitchell, Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill: A Portrait with Letters, London, 1974, esp. p 243).
Role & Costume: George Cornwallis-West, op cit p 46.
Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.
Photog: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1893, p 9f; Black and White, 10 July 1897, p 38b.
1. In the entourage of the Queen of Sheba, the role taken by his sister, Daisy, Princess of Pless.