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LAWSON JOHNSTON, [HON] MRS G. [GRP]
Neg. No: (GP) 4371
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 13-05-1904

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Subject: Hon. Mrs. G. Lawson Johnston, later Lady Luke with two sisters.

copyright V&A. Hon. Mrs. G. Lawson Johnston "...a gown of pink pleated chiffon with XVII century English lace flounce and fichu, tied with soft ribbon bows; a train of pink mousseline velour, lined with chiffon ... a bouquet of choice foliage, with a bow of pale chiffon in the centre" (The Court Circular, 21 May 1904, p 532b).  Hon. Barbara St. John "...[gown of] white ninon de soie trimmed with sequin net and Irish lace; the train [of] white satin and chiffon; ... a bunch of narcissus and lilies in the new true lover's knot shape, tied with chiffon ribbon" (The Queen, 21 May 1904, p 843a). Hon. Emily St. John "Train of white satin, trimmed with old Buckinghamshire lace and chiffon, over a gown of tucked ivory satin and chiffon" (The Times, 14 May 1904, p 12c).

copyright V&A. Hon. Mrs. G. Lawson Johnston "...a gown of pink pleated chiffon with XVII century English lace flounce and fichu, tied with soft ribbon bows; a train of pink mousseline velour, lined with chiffon ... a bouquet of choice foliage, with a bow of pale chiffon in the centre" (The Court Circular, 21 May 1904, p 532b).  Hon. Barbara St. John "...[gown of] white ninon de soie trimmed with sequin net and Irish lace; the train [of] white satin and chiffon; ... a bunch of narcissus and lilies in the new true lover's knot shape, tied with chiffon ribbon" (The Queen, 21 May 1904, p 843a). Hon. Emily St. John "Train of white satin, trimmed with old Buckinghamshire lace and chiffon, over a gown of tucked ivory satin and chiffon" (The Times, 14 May 1904, p 12c).

Mr Hon G. Mrs Lawson Johnston by Lafayette
Country Life, Vol XII, No 310, 13 December 1902, p 761

Sitters:

Hon. Mrs. G. Lawson Johnston, née Edith Laura St. John (1879-1941); 5th daughter of 16th Baron St. John, of Bletsoe; Co. Commisioner Girls Guides, Bedfordshire; Vice-Chairman of the City of London Pensions Sub-Committee; m. (1902) George Lawson Johnston, 1st Baron Luke, of Pavenham (cr. 1929).
Hon. Barbara (Ethel) St. John (1875-1954); 4th daughter of 16th Baron St. John, of Bletsoe; died unmarried.
Hon. Emily (Caroline Emma) St John (1880-1969); 6th daughter of 16th Baron St. John, of Bletsoe; Lady President of League of Mercy for Bedfordshire; died unmarried.

Date: 13 May 1904.

Occasion: The Court, 13 May 1904: Hon. Mrs. G. Lawson Johnston presented her sisters, Hon. Barbara and Hon. Emily St. John.

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

Descr: FL.

Costume: Court dress:

Hon. Mrs. G. Lawson Johnston "...a gown of pink pleated chiffon with XVII century English lace flounce and fichu, tied with soft ribbon bows; a train of pink mousseline velour, lined with chiffon ... a bouquet of choice foliage, with a bow of pale chiffon in the centre" (The Court Circular, 21 May 1904, p 532b).

Hon. Barbara St. John "...[gown of] white ninon de soie trimmed with sequin net and Irish lace; the train [of] white satin and chiffon; ... a bunch of narcissus and lilies in the new true lover's knot shape, tied with chiffon ribbon" (The Queen, 21 May 1904, p 843a).

Hon. Emily St. John "Train of white satin, trimmed with old Buckinghamshire lace and chiffon, over a gown of tucked ivory satin and chiffon" (The Times, 14 May 1904, p 12c).

Costume Supplier: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: Edge of backdrop visible; studio assistant's hand visible.

No of poses:

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 16 May 1904, p 8b.

Costume: (Hon. Mrs. G. Lawson Johnston) The Times, 14 May 1904, p 12c; The Court Circular, 21 May 1904, p 532b; The Queen, 21 May 1904, p 843a. (Hon. Barbara St. John) The Times, 14 May 1904, p 12c; The Court Circular, 21 May 1904, p 532b; The Queen, 21 May 1904, p 843a. (Hon. Emily St. John) The Times, 14 May 1904, p 12c.

Costume Supplier: -

Reproduced: The Ladies' Field, 21 May 1904, p 453.