Sitter: Mrs Arthur James ( ).
Role: Elizabeth Cavendish, daughter of Bess of Hardwicke.(1)
Date: 2 July 1897.
Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.
Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: "...a robe of very handsome broche of blue and gold, with long, hanging sleeves trimmed with gold. The revers of the skirt were of turquoise blue, with large creve and bows of old blue satin ribbon." (The Standard, 3 July 1897, p 4b).
Costume Supplier: Alias, 36 Soho Sq, London, W.
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; studio photographer's chair with detachable crest-rail; studio Persian rug.
Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 2
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Role: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 256, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).
Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.
Costume: The Standard, 3 July 1897, p 4b; Lady's Pictorial, 10 July 1897, p 53c & p 44 (line drawing); St James's Gazette, 3 July 1897, p 8b.
Costume Supplier: The Daily Graphic, 3 July 1897, p 13a.
Photographer: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 9f; Black & White, 10 July 1897, p 38b.
1. Elizabeth, Countess of Lennox, née Cavendish; daughter of Sir William Cavendish (statesman ancestor of the Dukes of Devonshire) and Elizabeth née Hardwick (later Countess of Shrewsbury and known as Bess of Hardwick); m. (1574) Charles Stuart, Earl of Lennox, (younger brother of Lord Darnley); mother of Arabella Stuart.