|Sitter: Margaret Alice, Countess of Dalkeith, later Duchess of Buccleuch (d 1954), née Bridgeman.|
Biog: 2nd daughter of 4th Earl of Bradford; m (1893) 7th Duke of Buccleuch.
Role: Helen, Countess of Dalkeith.
Date: 3 July 1897.
Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.
Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.
Descr: FL standing.
Accessories: Painted backdrop with landscape after Reynolds;(1) studio Persian rug; studio column base.
Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Evidence of studio at work: -
No of poses: 2 (See also neg no 1389A).
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Biog: Burke's Peerage; The Times, 9 August 1954, p 8e.
Role: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 236, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).
Occasion: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 9g; The Times, 3 July 1897, p 12d; Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.
Photographer: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 9f; Black & White, 10 July 1897, p 38b.
Reproduced: (Version) Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 236 (National Portrait Gallery Archives).
1. Backdrop after portrait of Elizabeth Catharine Rivett, Mrs. Carnac, by Sir Joshua Reynolds c. 1775 (The Wallace Collection), see J. Ingamells, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of Pictures, Vol.I, London, 1985.