- Sitter: Mrs Claud George Cole-Hamilton, née Lucy
Charlewood Thorold (d 1941).
Biog: Daughter of Reginald Henry Thorold; m (1893)
Claud George Cole-Hamilton (great-nephew of 1st Earl of Enniskillen).
Date: 3 July 1897.
Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.
Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: "...pink brocaded silk, spangled with
silver, front studded with pearls; large pointed stand-up collar; trimmed
silver pearl girdle; pointed cap of pink, trimmed silver and pearls;
long veil of white gauze." (The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897,
Costume Supplier: -
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; studio Jacobean-style
photographer's chair with detachable crest-rail; 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 1386A].
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- Biog: Burke's Peerage;
- Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's
Ball, London, 1984.
- Role and Costume: The Gentlewoman, 10 July
1897, p 50a and p 51 (line drawing); Lady's Pictorial, 10 July
1897, p 48 (line drawing); The Queen, 10 July 1897, p 138b.
- Costume Supplier: -
- Photographer: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July
1897, p 9f; Black & White, 10 July 1897, p 38b.
- 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 160, (National Portrait
- Acknowledgements: -
- 1. Amy Robsart, [Lady Amy Dudley] (1532?-1560);
only child of Sir John Robsart, m (1550) Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
(Dictionary of National Biography). See also: here