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KOO, MADAME
Neg. No: (GP) L 8712
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 07-07-1921

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Sitter: Madame Vi Kyuin Wellington Koo, née Oei Hui-Lan (1899-1992).

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Biog: M. (?) Vi Kyuin Wellington Koo, Chinese diplomat and politician, Chinese Minister (1921) and Ambassador (1941-46) in London.

Date: 7 July 1921.

Image published in Cool, published by The Fan Museum, Greenwich

Occasion: The State Ball, Buckingham Palace, 7 July 1921.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 160 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: FL standing..

Costume: Court Dress: "...cream brocaded velvet, with a narrow train edged with trails of flame-colourd tulle. Her closely fitting draped corsage of gold tissue was ornamented with diamanté trimming, and a cluster of green and crystal was fastened at the waist" (see: The Times, 8 July 1921, p 14e).

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Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Rococo highbacked armchair.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2. [See also two poses of husband]

 

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Madame Wellington Koo with Isabella Taves, No Feast Lasts Forever, Quadrangle, New York, 1975

Occasion: The Times, 8 July 1921, p 14a.

Costume: The Times, 8 July 1921, p 14e; The Queen, 20 August 1921, front page.

Costume Designer: -

Costume Supplier: -

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: The Queen, 20 August 1921, front page.

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Acknowledgements: Freddy Tan