Sitter: Major-General Hugh Richard Dawnay Downe, Viscount Downe (1844-1924).
Biog: Entered army, 1865; Colonel, 1912; A.D.C. to Duke of Connaught, 1883-85, and Duke of Cambridge, 1892-95; Colonel Commanding Cavalry at Curragh, 1897-99.
Costume: Full Dress uniform, Major-General.
Orders, Decorations & Medals: Star, badge and sash of a Knight Commander of The Royal Victorian Order [K.C.V.O. cr. 30 December 1902]; badge of a Commander of the Order of The Bath (military division) [C.B. cr. 29 November 1900]; badge of a Commander of the Order of The Indian Empire [C.I.E. cr. 10 March 1886]; Coronation medal, 1902; South Africa medal 1877-79, with one bar '1879'; Queen's South Africa medal 1899-1902, with seven bars.
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.
Photographer: Lafayette Ltd.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 1.
Copyright: V&A Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.
Biog: Burke's Peerage; Who's Who; Army Lists; The Times, 22 January 1924, p 15 f.
Costume: Dress Regulations for the Army, London, 1900.
Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Orders of The Bath, Indian Empire & Royal Victorian) Burke's Peerage; (Coronation medal) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977; (others) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988.