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

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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.

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

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

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).

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