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This site has been compiled by Russell Harris rvondeh@gmail.com

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The buttons below will load background information on the Lafayette Studio and the negative archive.


(aka James Lafayette) founder of the studio

 


- an illustrated history of the rise and heyday of the Lafayette Studio in Dublin, London, and Manchester
and contemporary views of the London sites


- a background article with quotations from the photographic press, tracing the accumulation of medals won by the studio


- an illustrated article from The Builders' Journal, 10 March 1897, discussing the technical merits of the newly constructed studio

published images by Lafayette
a page of miscellaneous images by
Lafayette found in the various
print media


- the article from The Sunday Times, 24 July 1988 detailing the provenance of the negative collection

Images from this collection in current exhibitions
 

Modern Exhibition History of the Lafayette Archive

2015 Muzeum Zamkowy w Pszczynie, Poland Samochody Wytwornego Towarzystwa – Miodowe Lata Automobili 1902-1905. (The Lafayette Studio and Early Glamour Portraits of the Motor-Car 1902-1905)
  Oberschlesisches Landesmuseum, Ratingen, Germany Von Kleopatra bis Nelson (Images from the Devonshire House Ball of 1897)
  Muzeum Miedzi w Legnicy, Poland Od Kleopatry do Nelsona. Jubileuszowy bal kostiumowy królowej Wiktorii (From Cleopatra to Nelson: Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Costume Ball)
2014 Stajnie Książęce w Pszczynie, Poland Od Kleopatry do Nelsona. Jubileuszowy bal kostiumowy królowej Wiktorii (From Cleopatra to Nelson: Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Costume Ball)
2012 Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum (National Museum of Decorative Arts) in Trondheim, Norway Drømmen om det Nære Orient og Vesten: En utstilling om kostymeballet ved Devonshire House i 1897 (Visions of Orient and Occident: The Devonshire House Ball of 1897)
2012 Oberschlesisches Landesmuseum, Ratingen, Germany Vom Glanz des europäischen Hochadels: Daisy von Pless und ihre Umwelt
2010 Levanger Museum, Norway Visions of Orient and Occident: The Devonshire House Ball of 1897
2009 Kravaře Palace, Czech Republic Daisy von Pless: Stastná léta (Princess Daisy of Pless: The Happy Years)
2009 Municipal Museum in Tychy, Poland Księżna Daisy von Pless: Szczęśliwe Lata (Princess Daisy of Pless: The Happy Years)
2008 Palace Museum in Książ, Poland Księżna Daisy von Pless: Szczęśliwe Lata (Princess Daisy of Pless: The Happy Years)
2008 National Gallery of Jordan, Amman, Jordan Visions of Orient and Occident: The Devonshire House Ball of 1897
2008 Częstochowa Museum, Poland Samochody Wytwornego Towarzystwa – Miodowe Lata Automobili 1902-1905. (The Lafayette Studio and Early Glamour Portraits of the Motor-Car 1902-1905)
2007 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai The Lafayette Studio and the Maharajas
2007 Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Neither East Nor West - The Lafayette Collection: Asia in the Age of Monochrome
2007 Castle Museum in Łańcut, Poland Księżna Daisy von Pless: Szczęśliwe Lata (Princess Daisy of Pless: The Happy Years)
2007 Castle Museum in Kozłówka, Poland Księżna Daisy von Pless: Szczęśliwe Lata (Princess Daisy of Pless: The Happy Years)
2007 Muzeum Inżynierii Miejskiej, Cracow, Poland Samochody Wytwornego Towarzystwa – Miodowe Lata Automobili 1902-1905. (The Lafayette Studio and Early Glamour Portraits of the Motor-Car 1902-1905)
2006 Muzeum Zamkowy w Pszczynie, Poland Księżna Daisy von Pless: Szczęśliwe Lata (Princess Daisy of Pless: The Happy Years) [Permanent exhibition]
2006 Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, India The Lafayette Studio and the Maharajas
2005 Photomuseum des Landes Oberösterreich im Marmorschlößl, Bad Ischl, Austria “High Society”: Gesellschaftsfotografie aus dem Victoria & Albert Museum London (High Society: Images from the Devonshire House Ball of 1897)
2005 The Bucharest History Museum, Romania “Prinţii Autohtoni" Indieni la Londra 1897-1924 (India’s Ruling Princes in Studio Portraiture)
2005 The Fan Museum, Greenwich Presenting a Cooling Image: Fans from the Fan Museum and Portraits from the Lafayette Photographic Archive at the V&A
2004 The Bucharest History Museum
Porţile de Fier Museum, Turnu Severin, Romania
Museum of the Lower Danube, Călăraşi, Romania
Universul Familiei Regale Române: Portrete din arhivele britanice (The Romanian Royal World: Images from British Archives)
2004 The Nehru Centre, London The Unforgettable Maharajas
2004 V&A Lecture Hall, London Guest speaker for the Association For Historical & Fine Art Photography
2001 National Portrait Gallery, London The Royal Courts of Europe (showcase exhibition)
2001 National Portrait Gallery, London Indian sitters in the Bassano Archive (showcase exhibition)
2001 British Council, New Delhi, Jaipur and Chandigarh, India The Lafayette Studio and the Maharajas
1999 British Council, Karachi and Peshawar, Pakistan Princely India in British Archives