Sitter: Maud (Frederica Elizabeth), Viscountess Milton, later Countess Fitzwilliam (1877-1967), née Dundas.
Biog: O.B.E. [cr. 1920]; 2nd dau of 1st Marquis of Zetland; m (1896) 7th Earl Fitzwilliam.
Role: Madame Le Brun.(1)
Date: July 1897.
Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.
Descr: FL standing.(2)
Costume: "...Empire dress of cream satin, finished at the waist with a jewelled belt, and worn with a long coat, made in golden gauze over mauve satin, and fitting in quite closely to the waist at the back. With this she wore a turban-like headdress or hat of gold gauze and cream satin, with long mauve ostrich feathers drooping over the hair at the back." (The Court Circular, 10 July 1897, p 624b).
Costume Supplier: Mrs Craig, 19a Brook Street, London W.
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop with landscape after Reynolds;(3) studio balustrade; studio Persian rug.
Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 2 [see also neg no 1391].
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Biog: Burke's Peerage; The Times, 16 March 1967, p 16g. (See also Marquess of Zetland, Essayez: The Memoirs of Lawrence, Second Marquess of Zetland, London 1956.)
Role: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 71, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).
Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.
Costume: Madame, 10 July 1897, p 69a; The Court Circular, 10 July 1897, p 624b; The Court Journal, 10 July 1897, p 1249b.
Costume Supplier: The Court Journal, 10 July 1897, p 1249c.
Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 71, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).
1. Elizabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842), French painter.
2. Pose after Gerard Honthorst, Elizabeth Queen of Bohemia, 1642, [NPG Catalogue No. 6362]
3. Backdrop after Sir Joshua Reynolds, Elizabeth Catharine Rivett, Mrs Carnac, (c. 1775), Wallace Collection. (See John Ingamells, The Wallace Collection Catalogue, Vol I, London, 1985.)