Court Dress
Pre 1897 thumbnails

Neg. No: (GP) 3032
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 16-05-1902

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Sitter: Lady Munro, née Margaret Violet Stirling (d. 1946).

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Biog: Daughter of John Stirling of Fairburn; m. (1880) Sir Hector Munro, 11th Bt. of Foulis.

Date: 16 May 1902.

Occasion: The Court, 16 May 1902: presented her daughter, Miss Munro.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179, New Bond Street, London.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court Dress: "...eau de nil taffetas brocade veined 'à jour' over white satin, eau de nil chiffon, old needlepoint lace, embroidery of pearls and brilliants, accordioned chiffon flounces, train in bands of brocade and chiffon, with needlepoint lace and appleblossom" (see: The Gentlewoman, 24 May 1902, p 752c).

Costume Supplier: Redfern, 31 & 32 Princess Street, Edinburgh.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Jacobean style armchair.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of studio at work: -

No of poses: 2.


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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 19 May 1902, p. 6c.

Costume: The Gentlewoman, 24 May 1902, p. 752c.

Costume Supplier: -

Reproduced: -