DEVEREUX, HON. MRS &
Sitter: Hon. Mrs. Robert Devereux, later Viscountess Hereford née Ethel Mildred Shaw (d.1945) and Miss Mabel Alves ( ).
Biog: (Hon. Mrs Devereux) Younger daughter of John Shaw, of Weburn Hall, Yorks; m. (1892) Robert Charles, 17th Viscount Hereford, s.(1930).
Date: 25 May 1900.
Occasion: The Drawing Room, 25 May 1900: Miss Mabel Alves presented by Hon. Mrs. Devereux.
Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London.
Descr: (Hon. Mrs. Devereux) FL seated; (Miss M. Alves) FL standing.
Costume: Court dresses:
(Hon. Mrs. Devereux) "...gown of black chantilly lace was trimmed with lace insertions, closely pailletted; the bodice was trimmed with garlands of roses and Neapolitan violets; the soft black train was profusely trimmed with chiffon and draped with Brussels point" (see: The Queen, 2 June 1900, p 896c).
(Miss M. Alves) "Court gown, a charming example of the prevailing Empire style, of soft soie de Chine, arranged with a lovely bordering of embossed velvet in soft colourings and entredeux of soft lace over frou frou petticoat of white chiffon, with a faint blush of pink showing through; Court train of satin duchesse, having a garland of roses falling from the huge bow of satin from which the train was hung" (see: The Court Journal, 26 May 1900, p 780a).
Costume Designer & Supplier: (Miss M. Alves) Viola, 27 Albemare Street/Bond Street, London.
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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Biog: (Hon. Mrs. Devereux) Burke's Peerage.
Occasion: The Times, 26 May 1900, p 10a.
Costume: (Hon. Mrs. Devereux) The Queen, 2 June 1900, p 896c; (Miss M. Alves) The Court Journal, 26 May 1900, p 780a; The Lady, 31 May 1900, p 836; The Queen, 2 June 1900, p 900a.
Costume Designer & Supplier: (Miss M. Alves) The Court Journal, 26 May 1900, p 780b.
Reproduced: (version, Hon. Mrs. Devereux only) The Ladies' Field, 2 June 1900, p 527; (version, Hon. Mrs. Devereux only) Madame, 9 June 1900, p 671; (version, Miss M. Alves only) Madame, 9 June 1900, p 671.