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HATZFELD, PRINCESS
Neg. No: (GP) 3929
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: NONE

 
Sitter: Princess Francis Edmund von Hatzfeldt, née Clara Huntington ( ).
"...yellow chiffon with jewelled embroidery; a rose-coloured veil depending from an Oriental head-dress... sandals, and toe-rings on bare feet" (The Ladies' Field, 30 May 1903, p 492b)., copyright V&A

Biog: Adopted daughter of Collis Potter Huntington, the American Railway magnate. Her original name was Clara Elizabeth Prentice, and she was a niece of Collis Huntington's first wife, Elizabeth Stoddard. Her biological parents were Clarissa Stoddard and Edwin Prentice; m. (1889) Prince Francis Edmund von Hatzfeldt.

An image by Lafayette of the Princess, published in The Sketch, 10 Nov 1897

Role: Queen Esther.

Date: [May 1903].

Occasion: Mrs. Adair's Fancy Dress Ball, London, 11 May 1903.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: "...yellow chiffon with jewelled embroidery; a rose-coloured veil depending from an Oriental head-dress... sandals, and toe-rings on bare feet" (The Ladies' Field, 30 May 1903, p 492b); peacock feather fan [more visible in published version, below]

Costume Designer: -

Costume Supplier: -

Furniture & Props: A plain rug and backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: Edge of backdrop visible.

No of poses: 1.

Copyright: V&A

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Marquis of Ruvigny, The Titled Nobility of Europe, London, 1914.

Role: The Sketch, 27 May 1903, suppl. p 4; Madame, 30 May 1903, p 526; The Ladies' Field, 13 June 1903, p 4 [wrongly identified as Queen Vashti]; The Throne, 17 November 1903, suppl.

Occasion: Lady's Pictorial, 23 May 1903, p 1168; Madame, 23 May 1903, p 492 & 30 May 1903, pp 526-7; The Sketch, 27 May 1903, p 193 & suppl. pp 3-6; The Ladies' Field, 30 May 1903, pp 494 & 497-9.

Costume: The Sketch, 27 May 1903, p 193b; The Ladies' Field, 30 May 1903, p 492b.

Costume Designer: -

Costume Supplier: -

Reproduced: Madame, 30 May 1903, p 526; (versions) The Sketch, 27 May 1903, suppl. p 4; The Ladies' Field, 13 June 1903, p 4; (coloured version with a drawn in background) The Throne, 17 November 1906, suppl.

The Sketch, May 27, 1903, p 4 (supplement)

The Sketch, May 27, 1903, p 4 (supplement)