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CORNWALLIS-WEST, GEORGE
Neg. No: GP (L)1495
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 03-07-1897

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Sitter: Major George Frederick Myddelton Cornwallis-West (1874-1951).

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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.

Costume: -

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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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

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.

Accessories: -

Photog: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1893, p 9f; Black and White, 10 July 1897, p 38b.

Reproduced: -

Acknowledgements: -

1. In the entourage of the Queen of Sheba, the role taken by his sister, Daisy, Princess of Pless.