Sitter: Lady Irwin, later Countess of Halifax née Dorothy Evelyn Augusta Onslow (d. 1976).
Biog: Younger daughter of 4th Earl of Onslow; m. (1909) Edward Frederick Linley Wood, 1st Baron Irwin (cr 1925) & 1st Earl of Halifax (cr 1944), Viceroy & Gov. Gen. Of India 1926-31.
Date: 19 February 1926.
Location: The Lafayette Studio, 160 New Bond Street, London, W.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: Court dress: "Wonderful gown of duck's egg blue, entirely embroidered in crystals and shimmering sequins. The train of shot blue and silver lamé gave a lovely finish to an exquisite ensemble" (The Morning Post, 24 May 1928, p 6a).
Costume Supplier: The Misses Wilson, 51 Grosvenor Street, London, W.
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.
Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 2.
Copyright: V&A Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.
Biog: Burke's Peerage; Earl of Halifax, Fulness of Days, London, 1957; S. Gopal, The Viceroyalty of Lord Irwin, London, 1957.
Costume: The Morning Post, 24 May 1928, p 6a.
Costume Supplier: The Morning Post, 24 May 1928, p 6a.
Reproduced: (version) The Morning Post, 24 May 1928, p 6.
1. The sitter wore the same court dress for the court of 23 May 1928 (see The Morning Post, 24 May 1928, p 6a). 2 copies of the original negative of 1926 were made at a later date, possibly 1928, for reproduction in the press.