Sitter: Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, 7th Bt. of Monreith (1845-1937); M.P., 1880-1906; a Lord of the Treasury 1886-92; Privy Counsellor, 1897; Author of many publications on Scottish history.
Biog: M.P. (C) Wigtownshire, 1880-1906; a Lord of the Treasury 1886-92; Privy Counsellor, 1897; Author of many publications on Scottish history.
Date: 1 April 1901.
Location: The Lafayette studio, 179 New Bond Street, London.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: Full Dress, Civil Uniform (1st Class):
... a nine-buttoned dark blue high-collar jacket with gold oak-leaf embroidery on the chest, cuffs and long tails; white breeches, stockings and gloves. He carries a cocked hat edged with ostrich feathers, as well as treble gold bullion loop and tassels. Over his shoulders is a scarlet lined blue cloth cloak. As the Court was still in Mourning, Sir Herbert wears a Black Crape Band, 3¼ inches wide, above the elbow on his left arm.The regulations for dress at court also specified that the breeches be made from a white woollen cloth called Kerseymere, with three covered buttons at the knees, the hose of white silk, the shoes of black patent leather, sword of regulation pattern with black scabbard and gilt mountings, sword knot of gold lace strap with bullion tassel and sword belt of white web, with white cloth frog.
Orders, Decorations & Medals: Baronet's badge. see: https://www.baronetage.org/a-short-history/the-baronets-badge/
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.
Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 1.
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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.
Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Burkes' Peerage; Who's Who; The Times, 1 November 1937, p 19c.
Costume: H. Graham Bennet, ed, Dress Worn by Gentlemen at His Majesty's Court and on Occasions of Ceremony, London, 1903.
Orders, Decorations & Medals: A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, Spinks Standard Catalogue of British Orders, Decorations and Medals, London 1990.
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