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Neg. No: GP (L) 1533
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 23-08-1897

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Sitter: Lady Alice (Eleanor Louise) Montagu (d. 1900).

Lady Alice (Eleanor Louise) Montagu (d. 1900).

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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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


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).

Acknowledgements: -

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.