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DARELL, LADY (GRP)
Neg. No: (GP) 2405
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 14-05-1900

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Subject: Lady Darell, with her daughter Dorothy and Mrs. H.C. Jobson.

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Sitters: [L-R]

Miss Dorothy (Muriel) Darell, later Mrs. John Sturges Burrow Hill (d. 1961); 4th daughter of Sir Lionel Edward Darell, 5th Bt.; m. (1910) John Burrow Hill [div. 1930].

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Lady Darell, née Helen Frances Marsland (d. 1937); only child of Edward Marsland, of Henbury Park, Cheshire; m. (1870) Sir Lionel Edward Darell, 5th Bt.

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Mrs. Howard C. Jobson, of Kidderminster ( ).

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Date: 14 May 1900.

Occasion: The Drawing Room, 14 May 1900: Lady Darell presented Miss D. Darell and Mrs. H.C. Jobson.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dresses.

(Lady Darell) "...a gown of pearly-grey satin, embroidered with steel wheat-ear trimmed with black velvet and Malmaison carnations; the bodice opened in front to show an under-gown of Brussels lace, over white satin and chiffon; the black silk train was covered with net, richly embroidered in jet and chenille, and had wreaths of carnations; she wore many diamonds and pearl ornaments, and carried a Goodyear bouquet of Malmaisons and orchids" (see: The Queen, 19 May 1900, p 807).

(Miss Darell) "Gown of pearl satin, with a deep flounce of silk embroidered tulle on skirt, and a sash caught with a cluster of small white roses; bodice prettily draped with the embroidered tulle, and white roses nestled in the folds of the berthe; train of silvery white brocade, draped with tulle, strewn with rose petals and caught with bunches of white roses" (see: The Court Journal, 19 May 1900, p 730b).

(Mrs. H.C. Jobson) "Charming Paquin gown of cream mousseline de soie, with a deep flounce, embroidered in silver paillettes and pale blue flowers; corsage composed of the same embroidery, trimmed with narrow cream velvet ribbon; train of cream brocade, with design outlined in silver thread, lined with pale blue satin, and trimmed with ruchings of tulle; bows of cream velvet ribbon and tulle, with a spray of hydrangea and mauve orchids" (see: The Court Journal, 19 May 1900, p 729a).

Costume Supplier: (Mrs. Jobson) Paquin, Ltd., 39 Dover Street, London.

Jewellery: (Lady Darell) Diamonds and pearls.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Jacobean style armchair.

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.

References:

Biog: (Lady Darell & Miss Darell) Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 15 May 1900, p 12a-b.

Costume: (Lady Darell) The Queen, 19 May 1900, p 807; The Ladies' Field, 26 May 1900, p 461b; Madame, 26 May 1900, pp 720b & 725a. (Miss Darell) The Court Journal, 19 May 1900, p 730b; The Queen, 26 May 1900, p 853c. (Mrs. Jobson) The Court Circular, 19 may 1900, p 511; The Court Journal, 19 May 1900, pp 718c & 729a; Madame, 26 May 1900, p 492; The Queen, 26 May 1900, p 853c.

Costume Supplier: (Mrs. Jobson) The Court Circular, 19 May 1900, p 511; The Court Journal, 19 May 1900, p 729a; Madame, 26 May 1900, p 492.

Jewellery: (Lady Darell) The Court Journal, 19 May 1900, p 725a; The Queen, 19 May 1900, p 807.

Reproduced: (versions, Miss Darell only) The Ladies' Field, 26 May 1900, p 465; Madame, 26 May 1900, p 473; (versions, Mrs. Jobson only) The Ladies' Field, 26 May 1900, p 465; Madame, 26 May 1900, p 474.