Sitters: Walter Murray Guthrie (1869-1911).
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.
Date: 5 July 1897.
Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.
Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.
Descr: FL standing.
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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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.
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).