Sitter: Lady Alice (Eleanor Louise) Montagu (d. 1900).
Biog: Twin daughter of 8th Duke of Manchester.(1)
Role: Laura de Sada AD 1300.
Date: 23 August 1897.
Occasion:The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.
Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: -Costume Supplier: -
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; studio balustrade.
Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 3 [see also neg nos 1533A and 1533B].
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Biog: Burke's Peerage.
Role: The Morning Post, 3 July 1897, p 7e; The Times, 3 July 1897, p 12a.
Occasion: The New York World, 3 July 1897, p 7a; Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.
Costume: Le Follet, August 1897, p 7a.
Costume Supplier: -
Reproduced: (Version) Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 201, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).
1. The sitter was the grand-daughter of the hostess of the Ball, Louisa, Duchess of Devonshire who married 1stly (1852) 7th Duke of Manchester, and 2ndly (1892) 8th Duke of Devonshire.