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Neg. No: 3436
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: None

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Sitter: Rt. Rev. John Sheepshanks (1834-1912).

Rt. Rev. John Sheepshanks (1834-1912).

Biog: 89th Bishop of Norwich 1893-1909/10.


Date: 1902.

Occasion: The Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, 9 August 1902.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179, New Bond Street, London (?)

Descr: TQL standing.

Costume: Church of England, Episcopal Habit with Coronation Cope (as worn by one of Queen Alexander's Episcopal Supporters at the 1902 Coronation ceremony).

Costume Designer: Sir (John) Ninian Comper (1864-1960).

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; several books.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Burke's Peerage; Who's Who; The Times, 4 June 1912, p 10a. See also: Rt. Rev. John Sheepshanks, My Life in Mongolia and Siberia, {London?}, 1903; The Pastor and His Parish, London, 1908 & A Bishop in the Rough, London, 1909.

Date: Negative sequence.

Occasion: The Times, 11 August 1902, p 6d.

Costume: -

Reproduced: -

Additional information: As Bishop of Norwich, the diocese in which Sandringham House, the country residence of King Edward and Queen Alexandra, was situated, Dr. Sheepshanks was chosen to be one of Queen Alexandra's episcopal supporters at the Coronation of 1902. Ref: The Times, 4 June 1912, p 10a.

Acknowledgements: David Hebblethwaite, Secretary of the Church of England Liturgical Committee, Westminster Palace.