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Neg. No: GP (L) 1532A
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 18-08-1897

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Sitter: Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester, née Yznaga del Valle (d. 1909).

Biog: Daughter of Don Antonio Yznaga del Valle (of Ravenswood, USA & of Cuba); m (1876) 8th Duke of Manchester.(1)

Role: Anne of Austria/Margaret of Orleans/Margaret of Orleans Period/Visitor to the Court of Savoia.

Date: 16 August 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: "...white satin wrought with gold and silver, (...) ...a diamond crown on her head and a high lace collar." (Lady's Pictorial, 10 July 1897, p 53b).

Furniture & Props: Painted rococo-style backdrop; studio Jacobean-style mock staircase.

Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2.

Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester, née Yznaga del Valle (d. 1909).


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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Burke's Peerage; The Times, 20 November 1909, p 13.

Role: (Anne of Austria) The Morning Post, p 3 July 1897, p 7e; The Queen, 10 July 1897, p 76a; The Times, 3 July 1897, p 12b; Vanity Fair, 8 July 1897, p 27b; The Sketch, July 14, 1897, p 484b; (Margaret of Orleans) The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 50a; (Margaret of Orleans Period) The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 9f; (Visitor to the Court of Savoia) The Times, 3 July 1897, p 12b.

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.

Costume: Lady's Pictorial, 10 July 1897, p 53b (see also role).

Reproduced: -

Acknowledgements: -

1. The sitter was the daughter-in-law of the hostess of the Ball, Louisa, Duchess of Devonshire (1832-1911) who m. 1stly (1852) 7th Duke of Manchester and 2ndly (1892) 8th Duke of Devonshire.