Sitter: Queen Mary (1867-1953) when Duchess of York.
Biog: Consort of King George V.
Date: August/September 1897.
Occasion: Royal visit to Ireland, 18 August-9 September 1897.
Location: Viceregal Lodge, Dublin.
Descr: TQL, standing.
Furniture and Props: Painted backdrop.
Photographer: James Stack Lauder (1853-1923), trading as 'J. Lafayette'.
Evidence of Studio at Work: Top of sleeve altered by retouching [for unaltered version, see neg no (D)(00416).
No of negatives: 4
Note: Other images from this series were used in a display album at the studio, indicating that copies could be ordered by the public.
All images on this site are copyright V&A. For further information on using or requesting copies of any images please contact the V&A Picture Library: firstname.lastname@example.org including the URL of the relevant pageProvenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.
Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd ed., Burke's Royal Families of the World, Vol 1, p 185 & 309.
Photog: The Irish Times, 24 August, 1897 p 11f; Copyright Records, Public Record Office, Kew, COPY 1/432, 6 October 1897, (3 poses registered).
Reproduced: Sarah Tytler, The Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, London, c. 1901, Vol III, opp. p 226; The Gentlewoman, 4 May 1907, supplement; Alison Gernsheim, Fashion and Reality, London, 1963, pl. 184; (version) The Lady, 16 September 1897, frontispiece.