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LURGAN, LADY & SCOTT, SOPHIE
Neg. No: GP (L) 1472A
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 20-07-1897

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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.

Lady Maud Warrender, My First Sixy Years, Cassel & Company, London, 1933

[p 70] My sense of humour was ticked by two sisters who went to the Ball as the “Furies,” and wore hair nets to keep their heads tidy!

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 added to negative.

Related negatives: 7 [see 1472, 1472B, 1472B-167, 1474, 1474A-490 & 1474B].

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

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).

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