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Neg. No: GP (L) 1384
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 03-07-1897

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Sitter: Florence, Lady Delamere, ne้ Cole (1878-1914)
Florence, Lady Delamere, neé Cole (1878-1914)

Biog: 4th daughter of 4th Earl of Enniskillen; m 1899 3rd Baron Delamere.

Role: Hortense Beauharnais.

Date: 3 July 1897.

Occasion: Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: -

Costume Designer: -

Costume Supplier: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop with landscape after Reynolds.(1)

Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London W.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Role: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, (National Portrait Gallery Archives), p 281.

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.

Costume: -

Costume Designer: -

Costume Supplier: -

Reproduced: Country Life, 11 September 1897, front page.

1. Backdrop after portrait of Elizabeth Catharine Rivett, Mrs. Carnac, by Sir Joshua Reynolds c. 1775. (The Wallace Collection). (J. Ingamells, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of Pictures, London, 1985.)