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Neg. No: (GP)(L) 5064
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 01-06-1906

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Sitters: Sir Morgan George Crofton, 6th Bt., of Mohill (1879-1958); 2nd Life Guard; served in S. Africa 1899-1902 (severely wounded at the relief of Ladysmith), 1914-18 War (DSO) and in 1939-45 War.

Lady Crofton, née Frances Margaret Irby (d. 1950); only daughter of Lt.-Col. Leonard Howard Lloyd Irby; m. (1905) (as first wife) Sir Morgan George Crofton, 6th Bt. of Mohill [div. 1910].

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Date: 1 June 1906.

Occasion: The Court, 1 June 1906: Lady Crofton presented by Lady de Blaquiere.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: (Sir M. Crofton) Levée Dress, Lieutenant 2nd Life Guards; (Lady Crofton) Court dress.

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Jewellery: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Sir M. Crofton) Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; photographer's chair with detachable crest-rail.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London. Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


References: Biog: Burke's Peerage; Who's Who.

Occasion: The Times, 2 June 1906, p 9a & 4 June 1906, p 11e; A.C. Fox-Davies (ed.), Their Majesties Court, 1906, London, 1907, p 125.

Costume: (Sir M. Crofton) Dress Regulations for the Army, London, 1900.

Costume Supplier: -

Jewellery: -

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

Reproduced: (version with Lady Crafton only) A.C. Fox-Davies (ed.), Their Majesties' Court, 1906, London, 1907, plate 185.

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