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Decies, Lady
Neg. No: 3760
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 17-02-1903

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Sitter: Baroness Decies, née Maria Gertrude Willoughby (d. 1939).

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Biog: Maria Gertrude Willoughby (d. 4 Apr 1939), 2nd dau. of Sir John Pollard Willoughby, m. 12 Mar 1901 William Marcus de la Poer [Horsley-Beresford], 4th Baron Decies.

"She was decorated by the French Government during the War for her gallantry when engaged in hospital work." The Times, 5 April 1939, p. 16 (The Times Digital Archive. Web. 16 June 2015)

Date: 17 February 1903.

Occasion:State opening of Parliament, 17 February 1903

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Peeress's robe.

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Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

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

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No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

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Biog: Burkes' Peerage; The Times, 28 February 1941, p 7e.

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