• CRAGGS, SIR [GRP]
    Neg. No: (GP) 4221
    Neg. Size: 15"X12"
    Neg. Date: 20-05-1904

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    Subject: Sir John (George) Craggs (1856-1928) with his wife and daughter.

    copyright V&A. (Lady Craggs) "...a gown of white crepe de chine, trimmed with lace and Pompadour roses; train of pale green chiffon velour, lined with white satin, chiffon and lace ... bouquet of white roses and lilies, tied with chiffon" (The Court Circular, 28 May 1904, p 555). (Miss Craggs) "...a robe of white chiffon over satin, with touches of silver; a train of white bengaline, trimmed to match" (The Court Circular, 28 May 1904, p 557).

    Sitters: (Left to right)

    Miss Jean Craggs ( ); dau of Sir John (George) Craggs.

    Sir John (George) Craggs (1856-1928); Hon. Secretary and council member of King Edward's Hospital Fund 1897-1906; Kt. (cr. 1903)

    Lady Craggs, née Helen Lewins Millar (d.1916); daughter of Andrew Millard; m. (1884) Sir John (George) Craggs.

    Date: 20 May 1904.

    Occasion: The Court, 20 May 1904: Lady Craggs presented by Hon. Lady Acland Hood; Miss Jean Craggs presented by Lady Craggs.

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

    Descr: FL.

    Costume: Court dress:

    • (Lady Craggs) "...a gown of white crepe de chine, trimmed with lace and Pompadour roses; train of pale green chiffon velour, lined with white satin, chiffon and lace ... bouquet of white roses and lilies, tied with chiffon" (The Court Circular, 28 May 1904, p 555).
    • (Miss Craggs) "...a robe of white chiffon over satin, with touches of silver; a train of white bengaline, trimmed to match" (The Court Circular, 28 May 1904, p 557).
    • (Sir John Craggs) Velvet Court Dress (New Style).

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    Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Sir John Craggs) Badge of the Royal Victorian Order (4th class) [M.V.O. cr. 1902]; Queen Victoria Jubillee Medal (1897?).

    Jewellery: (Lady Craggs) Diamond tiara and necklace; diamonds and pearl bracelets.

    Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

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

    Evidence of photographer at work: Edge of backdrop visible to right of plate.

    No of poses: 2.

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    Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

    References:

    Biog: (Sir John (George) Craggs) Who's Who.

    Occasion: The Times, 23 May 1904, p 6b.

    Costume: (Sir John Craggs) H. Graham Bennet, ed, Dress Worn by Gentlemen at His Majesty's Court and on Occasions of Ceremony, London, 1903; (Lady Craggs and Miss Craggs) The Court Circular, 28 May 1904, pp 555 & 557; The Queen, 28 May 1904, p 900.

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    Orders, Decorations & Medals: A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, Spinks Standard Catalogue of British Orders, Decorations and Medals, London, 1990.

    Jewellery: The Court Circular, 28 May 1904, pp 555 & 557.

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