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IVEAGH, LORD
Neg. No: GP (L) 1512
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 28-07-1897

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Sitter: Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh (1847-1927).

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Biog: Chairman, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co., Ltd; philanthropist.

Role: 'Gentleman of the time of Louis XIII.'(1)

Date: 28 July 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: "...doublet, light purple velvet, slashed; the sleeves with large slashes from shoulder to wrist; the doublet and slashes edged and embroidered with fine silver embroidery, the whole of the doublet powdered with silver; breeches, light purple silk with silver buttons, seam, and ending in silver bows on the side of the knees; large handsome Vandyke collar and cuffs; boots, buff leather." (The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 57b).

Costume Supplier: Alias, 36 Soho Square, London W.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; studio column.

Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 3 [see also neg nos 1512 and 1512C].

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Who's Who; The Times, 8 October 1927, p 6d.

Role: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 185, (National Portrait Gallery Archives). See also: The Daily Graphic, 3 July 1897, p 10; The Daily News, 3 July 1897, p 5g; The Standard, 3 July 1897, p 4d; Truth, 8 July 1897, p 108b; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, pp 52 & 57b.

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.

Costume: The Daily Graphic, 3 July 1897, p 10 [line drawing]; The Daily News, 3 July 1897, p 5g; The Standard, 3 July 1897, p 4d; Truth, 8 July 1897, p 108b; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 52 [line drawing] & 57b.

Costume Supplier: The Daily Graphic, 3 July 1989, p 13a; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 57b.

Reproduced: (Version) Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 185, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

Acknowledgements: -

1. King Louis XIII of France (1601-1643); reigned 1610-1643.