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GUTHRIE, MR. WALTER MURRAY
Neg. No: GP (L) 1322
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 05-07-1897

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Sitters: Walter Murray Guthrie (1869-1911).
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Biog: 3rd son of James Alexander Guthrie of Craigie, Governor of the Bank of England; Conservative MP for Bow and Bromley Division of Tower Hamlets 1899-1906; partner of Chalmers, Guthrie & Co., merchant bankers; director of the London Joint Stock Bank and Commercial Union Assurance Co. etc.

Role: Cassio.

Date: 5 July 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: -

Costume Designer: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; studio column and balustrade.

Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Evidence of photographer at work: Canvases stacked behind backdrop visible to right of plate.

No of poses: 1 (this neg marked as a reject, but see also neg nos 1324 and 1324A).

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Walter Murray & Mrs Guthrie 1897 Walter Murray Guthrie 1897

 

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Landed Gentry (see Guthrie of Craigie); Who's Who; The Times, 25 April 1911, p 11c.

Role: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 110, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.

Costume: -

Reproduced: (Version) Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 110, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

Acknowledgements: -