DEVONPORT, VISCOUNTESS
Neg. No: 7094
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 13-07-1911

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Sitter: Selina, Baroness Devonport, later Viscountess Devonport, née Chester (d.1931).

Biog: Only daughter of Edward Chester, of Blisworth, Northants.; m. (1888) Rt. Hon. Hudson Ewbanke Kearley, 1st Baron (cr. 1910) and 1st Viscount Devonport (cr. 1917).

Date: 13 July 1911.

Occasion: Coronation of King George V, 23 June 1911.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Peeress' Robes:

"Lady Devonport wore an underdress of rich embroidery, worked in white silk intermixed with gold and silver beads" (see: The Morning Post, 23 June 1911, p 10c).

Costume Designer: Messrs. Debenham and Freebody, Wigmore Street, London.

Costume Supplier: Messrs. Debenham and Freebody, Wigmore Street, London.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Jacobean style armchair; garden stone parapet.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: Light stand visible on the right.

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: -

Costume: The Morning Post, 23 June 1911, p 10c.

Costume Designer: The Morning Post, 23 June 1911, p 10e.

Costume Supplier: The Morning Post, 23 June 1911, p 10e.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: -