Pre 1897 thumbnails

MAXWELL, HON. A.K
Neg. No: 2213B
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 02-12-1899

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Sitter: Arthur Kenlis Maxwell, 11th Baron Farnham (1879-1957).

Biog: Lieutenant, 10th Hussars; Irish Representative Peer since 1908; Lieutenant-Colonel, North Irish Horse.

Date: 2 December 1899.

Occasion: -

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Levée Dress, 2nd Lieutenant, 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars.

  • Black sable fur busby with a gold gimp oval cockade in the centre in front. The ostrich feather - no more than 15" high from the top of the busy and held by a vulture feather bottom in a corded gilt ball socket with four upright leaves.
  • The tunic of blue cloth. On each side of the breast six loops of gold chain gimp, with caps and ropes fastening with gold-worked olivets and an Austrian knot of gold chain gimp on each sleeve.
  • Shoulder belt of black patent leather, with metal chain ornament.
  • Levée Dress pantaloons - scarlet with a gold chain gimp down the outside seams.
  • Hessian boots, edged round the top with gold gimp lace terminating in an oval boss in front. Straight spurs with dummy rowels, silver plated. Cavalry pattern sword in a steel scabbard.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

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

Evidence of photographer at work:

No of poses: 2.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burkes' Peerage; Who's Who; The Army List, 1899; The Times, 6 Febuary 1957, p 11c.

Occasion: -

Costume: Dress Regulations for the Army, London, 1900.

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