Sitter: Sir Horace Brand Farquhar, 1st Bt., later 1st and last Earl Farquhar (1844-1925).
Biog: Banker and courtier.
Role: Dutch noble or burgher.
Date: 7 July 1897.
Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.
Location: The Lafayette studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: "...jerkin of light brown cloth, applique with dark brown velvet, a band round the waist ornamented with gold; breeches same colour as jerkin; hose, silk cafe au lait; cloak of brown cloth, large and heavy, carried on right arm; Rembrandt ruff and cuffs; hat, large broad-brimmed beaver." (The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 58a).
Costume Supplier: -
Furnishings & props: Painted backdrop.
Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Evidence of studio at work: Hand of assistant holding backdrop visible to right of plate; base of clamp visible behind sitter.
No of poses: 1 (but see also neg no 1523).
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Biog: Burke's Peerage; Who's Who; The Times, 31 August 1923, p 10d & photograph p 12. (See also Kenneth Rose, Kings, Queens and Courtiers, London, 1985.)
Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.
Role & Costume: (Dutch burgher) (Dutch burgher) The Daily News, 3 July 1897, p 5g; (Burgher of Amsterdam after Rembrandt) The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 10a; (a Rembrandt) Truth, 8 July 1897, p 108b; (Dutch gentleman after Rubens) The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, pp 52 [sketch] & 58a; (Count Egmont) Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 41, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).
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Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 41, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).