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HAUGWITZ, BSS VON
Neg. No: GP (L) (1651B)
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 11-03-1898

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Baroness von Haugwitz, formerly Lady Inglefield, née Beatrice Maud Mariana Hodnett, daughter of Capt. William Patrick Hodnett, m. (1895) Baron Edmund Richard Karl Heinrich von Haugwitz (1834-1914).

Baroness von Haugwitz, formerly Lady Inglefield, née Beatrice Maud Mariana Hodnett, daughter of Capt. William Patrick Hodnett, m. (1895) Baron Edmund Richard Karl Heinrich von Haugwitz (1834-1914).

Baroness von Haugwitz, formerly Lady Inglefield, née Beatrice Maud Mariana Hodnett, daughter of Capt. William Patrick Hodnett, m. (1895) Baron Edmund Richard Karl Heinrich von Haugwitz (1834-1914).

In 1894, Beatrice Maud Mariana Hodnett (1854-1906), daughter of Colonel William Patrick Hodnett, married a 75-year old admiral and arctic explorer Sir Edward Inglefield, who died a few months later of a heart attack. Within the year, the newly-widowed 41-year old Lady Inglefield married Baron Edmund von Haugwitz, chamberlain to Adolphus Frederick V, the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and became chatelaine of his estate Speck bei Kratzeburg. Her new husband belonged to an ancient noble family which had settled in Saxony, Bohemia, Moravia, Lusatia and, since the 13th century, in Silesia, where his ancestor, Rudiger de Hugewicz was a trusted knight of Bolko I, Duke of Jawor and Swidnica.

Following her marrage, and her new status as Baroness von Haugwitz, and a mother of an heir and spare whom she had produced in quick succession, she was presented at the second Drawing Room of the Season on 11 March 1898.

She is portrayed here on the baronial style escalier d’honneur seen in many images made in the photographer’s Bond Street studio. Although it was obligatory for girls and young married ladies to wear white, the Baroness’s age rendered doing so unsuitable and she therefore wore a gown consisting of a corsage and skirt of white glacé, with exuberant floral motifs embroidered in jet paillettes. Her train of black duchesse satin was covered with a tumbling flounce of exquisite point de Venise lace.

Date: 11 March 1898.

Occasion: The Court, 11 March 1898: presented, on her marriage, by the Dowager Countess De la Warr.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress:

"Corsage and jupe of white glacÚ, emroidered in jet paillettes, with deep trained flounce edged top and bottom with net ruche. Train of black duchesse covered with lovely flounce of exquisite point de Venise fastened to the corsage with swathe made entirely of jet paillettes, corner of train turned back and held in position by two more of these ornaments" (see: Lady's Pictorial, 19 March 1898, p 376a).

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Furniture & Props: Rococo-style painted backdrop; studio Jacobean-revival mock staircase.

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

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No of poses: 2 (see also hau1651.html)

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Gerhild Meßner, Der Ort Speck von den Anfangen bis zur Gegenwart, Waren 2015, p. 62.

Occasion: The Times, 12 March 1898, p 10b.

Costume: Lady's Pictorial, 19 March 1898, pp 376 & 377 (line drawing).

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Reproduced: The Ladies’ Field, 26 March 1898; (line drawing of the costume) Lady’s Pictorial, 19 March 1898.

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