Neg. No: (GP) 6769
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 02-02-1911

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Sitter: Lady Violet Charteris, then Lady Elcho and later Lady Violet Benson, née Violet Catherine Manners (1888-1971).

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Biog: 2nd daughter of 8th Duke of Rutland; m. 1stly (1911) The Hon. Hugo Francis Charteris, later Lord Elcho, eldest son of 11th Earl of Wemyss; m. 2ndly (1921) Guy Holford Benson.

Date: 2 February 1911.

Occasion: The marriage, 1 February 1911, at St. Margaret's, Westminster.

Location: [possib. 10 Arlington Street, London - place of the wedding reception]

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Wedding dress.(1)

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No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 2 February 1911, p 11b.

Costume: The Times, 2 February 1911, p 11b.

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1. "The bride's dress was of white charmeuse with a tunic of old English lace, held in at the waist by a band of gold tissue. The train was of gold brocade mounted on white velvet, at the hem of which were worked in gold the heraldic designs of the Rutland and Wemyss families" (The Times, 2 February 1911, p 11b).