Sitter: Lady Blades, later Lady Ebbisham, née Margaret Emma Reiner (1885-1965); elder daughter of Arthur Reiner, of Ferriby, Sutton, Surrey; m. (1907) George Rowland Blades (1868–1953), Kt. (1918), Bt. (1922) and later 1st Baron Ebbisham (cr 1928), Lord Mayor of London 1926-27, MP 1918–1928, Chairman of Blades, East & Blades Ltd, Printers of London.
Date: 20 May 1927.
Occasion: The Court, 24 May 1927: Lady Blades was presented by Mrs Stanley Baldwin, and herself presented her twin daughters, Misses Margaret Agnes and Helen Elizabeth Blades.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: Court dress: "A magnificent creation of salmon chiffon velvet with silver bead cascades falling all down the gown. Train of velvet and silver tissue overlaid with ruched net and a beautiful lace cape hung over it from the shouldres, the esemble being caught with silver tassels and cords" (The Morning Post, 25 May 1927, p 4e).
Costume Supplier: Jay's, Ltd., Regent Street, London, W1.
Furniture & Props: -
Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London, W.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 4.
Copyright: V&A Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.
Biog: Burke's Peerage; The Times, 5 November 1965, p 14d.
Occasion: The Times, 26 May 1927, p 21c.
Costume: The Daily Telegraph, 25 May 1927, p 17b; The Morning Post, 25 May 1927, p 4e; The Times, 25 May 1927, p 8d; Eve, 1 June 1927, p 542a.
Costume Supplier: The Daily Telegraph, 25 May 1927, p 17b; The Morning Post, 25 May 1927, p 4e; The Times, 25 May 1927, p 8d; Eve, 1 June 1927, p 542a.
Reproduced: (versions, with daughters) The Star, 24 May 1927, p 11; The Queen, 1 June 1927, front page.
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