Sitters: Baroness Lurgan, née Emily Julia Cadogan (1871-1909); eldest daughter of 5th Earl Cadogan; m (1893) 3rd Baron Lurgan.
Lady Sophie (Beatrix Mary) Scott, née Cadogan (1874-1937); 2nd daughter of 5th Earl Cadogan; m. (1896) Sir Samuel Scott, 6th Bt.
Role: "Furies": (Lady Lurgan) Alecto, (Lady Sophie Scott) Megoera.
Date: 20 July 1897.
Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.
Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: 'Classical draperies', with hanging sleeves, of crimson gauze shot with gold; girdles of jewelled serpents with emerald and ruby eyes; jewelled serpent head-dresses and armlets; flaming torches.
Costume Supplier: Mrs. Mason, 4 New Burlington Street, London W.
Furniture & Props: Rococo-style painted backdrop; studio Persian rug.
Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Evidence of photographer at work: Flames and smoke from torch added to negative.
No of related negatives: 7 [see 1472A, 1472B, 1472B-167, 1474, 1474A & 1474B].
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Biog: Burke's Peerage; (Lady Lurgan) The Times, 14 December 1909, p 10d; (Lady Sophie Scott) The Times, 9 November 1937, p 18c
Role: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, pp 150-151, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).
Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.
Costume: (Lady Lurgan & Lady Sophie Scott) The Daily News, 3 July 1897, p 5g; The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 10a; Pall Mall Gazette, 3 July 1897, p 7c; The Standard, 3 July 1897, p 4c; The Court Journal, 10 July 1897, p 1247c; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 48b; (Lady Lurgan) Lady's Pictorial, 10 July 1897, p 53a. (Lady Sophie Scott) The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 55; The Queen, 10 July 1897, p 75.
Costume Supplier: The Queen, 10 July 1897, p 75.
Reproduced: (Single portrait versions) Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 150 & 151 (National Portrait Gallery Archives).