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Neg No: GP (D)(00410)
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: None

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Sitter: King George V (1865-1936), when Duke of York.

King George V (1865-1936).

King George V (1865-1936).

Biog: Reigned 1910-1936.

Date: August/September 1897.

Occasion: Royal visit to Ireland 18 August-8 September 1897; Investiture of King George V as a Knight of St. Patrick, 20 August 1897.

Location: Viceregal Lodge, Dublin.

Descr: TQL standing.

Costume: Uniform of a British naval captain.

Orders: Star of a Knight of the Garter; Star, Sash and Badge of a Knight of the Order of St. Patrick; Star of a Knight of the Order of the Thistle; Badge of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem; Badge of the Royal Victorian Order; Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1887 with 1897 bar; Badge of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark); Badge of the Order of the Redeemer [2nd type] (Greece); Badge of the Order of Saxe Ernestine (Saxon Duchies); King Christian IX Jubilee Medal (Denmark); King Christian IX & Queen Louise of Denmark Golden Wedding Commemorative Medal.

Furniture and Props: Painted backdrop.

These three images show how Lafayette's photographs appeared in different formats.
georgev_linedrawing.jpg (20396 bytes) georgev_linedrawing.jpg (20396 bytes)
A mass-produced postcard published 13 years after the photograph was made.
Pose from the same sitting published in The Sketch,
1 September 1897
Line drawing from A History of the British Nation, A.D. Innes, London, 1912, p 960

Registered Photographer: James Stack Lauder (1853-1923), trading as 'J. Lafayette'.

No of poses: 1 [but see also (D)(00409)]

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd ed., Burke's Royal Families of the World, Vol 1, London, 1977, p. 309.

Occasion: The Irish Times, 20 August 1897, p 5j & 21 August 1897, p 8d.

Costume: -

Orders, Decorations and Medals: (British Orders) Burke's Peerage; (Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977; (King Christian IX Jubilee Medal) CK; (Others) R. Werlich, Orders, Decorations and Medals of All Nations, Washington, 1990.

Photog. and Location: The Irish Times, 24 August 1897 p 11f; Copyright Records, Public Record Office, Kew, COPY 1/432, 6 October 1897. (2 poses registered).

Reproduced: (version) M. Lafayette, Concerning Many Methods of Photography, promotional booklet distributed by Lafayette Ltd., Manchester, c. 1908 (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

Acknowledgements: (Orders etc) David Bownes, David Stanley, Major A.F. Flatow T.D.