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MORLEY, RT. HON. ARNOLD
Neg. No: GP (L) 1325
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 03-07-1897
 

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Sitter: Rt. Hon. Arnold Morley (1849-1916).

Biog: Liberal politician.

Role: 'as the Duc de Choiseul'(1)

Date: 3 July 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: "...a black suit wrought with steel, and trimmed with sable." (Lady's Pictorial, 10 July 1897, p 70c).

Costume Supplier: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals: Replica of the French Order of the Saint Esprit.

Furniture & Props: Backdrop, painted to suggest the garden statuary at Devonshire House; studio balustrade; studio Persian rug.

 

Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

 

References:

Biog: Who's Who; The Times, 19 January 1916, p 4b.

Role: (Duc de Choiseul) Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 93 (National Portrait Gallery Archives); (Courtier of Louis XV period) The Morning Post, 3 July 1897, p 70c; The Sketch, 14 July 1897, p 488.

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.

Costume: Lady's Pictorial, 10 July 1897, p 70e.

Costume Supplier: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals: -

Photography: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 9f; Black & White, 10 July 1897, p 38b.

Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 93, (National Portrait Gallery Archives); (Version with Lady Sarah Wilson as Madame de Pompadour) The Sketch, 14 July 1897, p 488.

 

Acknowledgements: -

 

 

 

 

1. …tienne FranÁois, Duc de Choiseul (1719-1785), French statesman