Sitters: Emily Julia, Baroness Lurgan, née Cadogan (1871-1909).
Biog: Eldest daughter of 5th Earl Cadogan; m (1893) 3rd Baron Lurgan.
Role: "A Fury": Alecto.
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' of crimson gauze shot with gold; girdle of jewelled serpents with 'emerald' and 'ruby' eyes; jewelled serpent head-dress and armlet.
Costume Supplier: Mrs. Mason, 4 New Burlington Street, London W.
Furniture & Props: Rococo-style painted backdrop; Italian Renaissance-style cassone; 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.
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Biog: Burke's Peerage; The Times, 14 December 1909, p 10d.
Role: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 151, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).
Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.
Costume: 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, [line drawing] p 48b; Lady's Pictorial, 10 July 1897, p 53a.
Costume Supplier: The Queen, 10 July 1897, p 75.
Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 151 (National Portrait Gallery Archives).