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Court Dress

KIRKE, C. ESQ
Neg. No: (GP) L8081
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 12-11-1923

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Sitter: Claud Cecil Augustus Kirke (1875-1959).

copyright V&A. Claud Cecil Augustus Kirke (1875-1959).

Biog: Diplomat; Entered China Consular Service 1898; H.M. Consul General in China 1927-32.

Date: 12 November 1923.

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Location: -

Descr: TQL standing.

Costume: Levée Dress, Consul, Consular Service.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: China War medal, 1900, with clasp 'Defence of Legations'.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: -

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 3.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

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Biog: Who's Who.

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Costume: Herbert A.P. Trendell, ed, Dress and Insignia Worn at His Majesty's Court, London, 1921.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988.

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