HARMSWORTH, C. [GRP]

Neg. No: 8286
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 26-06-1924

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Sitters: L-R: Miss Daphne (Cecil Rosemary) Harmsworth, later Hon. Mrs. Harold Macneile Dixon (1901- ); Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, later 1st Baron Harmsworth, of Egham (1869-1948); Mrs. Cecil Harmsworth, later Emilie Alberta Baroness Harmsworth née Maffett (d.1942); Mrs. Francis Nichols ( ).

Biog:

(Miss Daphne Harmsworth) Daughter of Cecil Bisshopp, 1st Baron Harmsworth, of Egham; m. 1stly (1928) Capt. Colin David Brodie, div. (1937); m. 2ndly (1938) Lieut.-Col. Harold Macneile Dixon.

(Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth) 1st Baron Harmsworth, of Egham, co Surrey (cr. 1939); M.P. (L) for Droitwich, 1906-10 & South Bedfords. (Luton) 1911-20; Under-Secretary of State for Home Office, 1915 and for Foreign Affairs, 1919-22; Member of the Prime Minister's Secretariat, 1917-19.

(Mrs. Cecil Harmsworth) 4th daughter of William Hamilton Maffett, Bar-at-Law, of St. Helena, Finglas, co Dublin; m. (1897) Cecil Bisshopp, 1st Baron Harmsworth, of Egham.

(Mrs. Francis Nichols) -

Date: 26 June 1924.

Occasion: The Court, 26 June 1924: Mrs. Francis Nichols presented, on her marriage, by Mrs. Cecil Harmsworth. Miss Daphne Harmsworth summoned to the Court.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 160 New Bond Street, London.

Descr: FL.

Costume: Male court dress; 3 court dresses:

(Mrs. Cecil Harmsworth) "A gown of jade crepe Mongol embroidered in a bird design in green and diamante; a train of silver lace lined with jade chiffon";

(Miss Daphne Harmsworth) "A dress of apricot fulgurante, with a train of the same material embroidered with crystals and diamante";

(Mrs. Francis Nichols) "A cyclamen georgette dress embroidered in sapphire and diamante with a train of the same material bordered with tissue" (see: The Times, 27 June 1924, p 19d).

Costume Supplier: (Mrs. C. & Miss D. Harmsworth, Mrs. F. Nichols) Sarlette, 11 George Street/Hanover Square, London.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Panneled wall with a panoramic painting; tapestry upholstered armchair.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: (C.B. Harmsworth) Burke's Peerage; Debrett's Illustrated Peerage, 1985 ed.; Who's Who.

(Mrs. & Miss Harmsworth) Burke's Peerage; Debrett's Illustrated Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 27 June 1924, p 19b & 28 June 1924, p 18a.

Costume: The Times, 27 June 1924, p 19d.

Costume Supplier: The Times, 27 June 1924, p 19d.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: -