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Neg. No: (GP) 10372
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 26-02-1900

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Sitter: Baroness Emile Beaumont d'Erlanger, née Marie Rose Antoinette Catherine de Robert d'Aqueria de Rochegude (b 1874).

Biog: Daughter of Marquis d'Aqueria de Rochegude; m. (1895) Baron Emile Beaumont d'Erlanger [naturalised British subject, 1891].

'The couple lived for many years in Lord Byron's former home, 139 Piccadilly, where Baroness Mimi established a famous artistic and musical salon and became indeed one of the great European society hostesses of the first decades of this century. She nad her husband were both very supportive of de László during his early career in London, promoting him throughout England. She was also a patron of Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, and of Cecil Beaton.'

Role: Tasting in a 'tableau vivant', The Five Senses, after Titian, arranged by Mrs. Arthur Paget.

Date: 26 February 1900.

Occasion: The Masque of War and Peace(1), Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 13 February 1900.

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

Descr: TQL seated

Costume: XVI century Venetian gown.

Costume Designer: Percy Anderson.

Costume Supplier: B.J. Simmons & Co., King Street, Covent Garden.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; armchair.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 4.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Marquis of Ruvigny, The Titled Nobility of Europe, London, 1914; Sandra de Laszlo, A Brush with Granduer, Philip Alexius de László, London, 2004

Role: Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, p 231b; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c; Madame, 24 February 1900, p 395a.

Occasion: Black and White, 17 February 1900, p 246; The Graphic, 17 February 1900, pp 222 & 227; Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, pp 227-29 (sketches) & p 231 & 24 February 1900, pp 269-70 & p 271 (photographs); Madame, 24 February 1900, pp 393-94 (photographs) & p 395; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c, p 265 (photographs) & 24 February 1900, p 291 (photographs); Lady Maud Warrender, My First Sixty Years, London, 1933, pp 70-71.

Costume: -

Costume Designer: Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, pp 227 & 231a; Madame, 24 February 1900, p 395a; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c.

Costume Supplier: The Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, pp 227 & 231a; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: -

1. The Masque of War and Peace, written by Louis N. Parker, music by Hamish MacCunn, and organised by Mrs. Arthur Paget 'in aid of the Widows and Orphans of the Household Troops' during the Boer War. This entertainment was in two parts; the first part consisted of eleven individual 'tableaux vivants' which went under the title A Dream of Fair Women, arranged by Mrs Arthur Paget and various artists from the Royal Academy; part two consisted of an entertainment entitled The Masque of War and Peace which gave the name for the entire production.