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Neg. No: GP (L) 1756A
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 08-06-1898

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Sitter: Marchioness of Ely, née Margaret Emma Clark (d 1931).

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Biog: Youngest daughter of Frederick A. Clark, of Lynton Court, Sussex; m (1895) John Henry Loftus, 5th Marquess of Ely.

Date: 8 June 1898.

Occasion: The Court, 8 June 1898: presented by Lady Colchester.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress.(1)

Costume Supplier: Mesdames Carey and Wall, 3 Brook Street, London, W.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; studio Jacobean-revival staircase; studio Persian rug.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 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: Burkes' Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 9 June 1898, p 7a.

Costume: The Court Circular, 11 June 1898, p 503b; The Gentlewoman, 18 June 1898, p 849a; The Ladies' Field, 25 June 1898, p 58b.

Costume Supplier: The Court Circular, 11 June 1898, p 503b.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: (version) The Ladies' Field, 26 June 1898, p 58; (version, cropped) Lady's Pictorial, 18 June 1898, p 901.

Additional Information: -

Acknowledgements: -

1. "Train of rich petunia velvet lined with satin, ornamented with orchids; corsage and petticoat of white brocade, trimmed with Brussels lace, petunia coloured chiffon and orchids" (see: The Court Circular, 11 June 1898, p 503).