Neg. No: (GP) 6389
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 22-07-1909

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Sitter: Sir(1) Merton Russell Cotes (1835-1921).

Sir Merton Russell Cotes (1835-1921).

Biog: Art connoisseur and collector; founder of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth; Mayor of Bournemouth, 1894-95.

Date: 22 July 1909.

Occasion: Investiture, Buckingham Palace, 22 July 1909: conferral of knighthood.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London.

Descr: TQL standing.

Costume: Cloth Court Dress.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work:

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Who's Who; The Times, 29 January 1921, p 13c; "Reign of George V: Representative Subjects of the King", vol. 1, London, 1913.

Occasion: The Times, 23 July 1909, p 13a.

Costume: Herbert A.P. Trendell, ed, Dress Worn at His Majesty's Court, London, 1908.

Reproduced: -

Acknowledgements: -

1. Knight cr. 1909.