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PIKE, MRS.
Neg. No: (GP) L 10086
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 22-06-1927

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Sitters:

(L-R) Mrs. Hardress William Lucius Waller, née Lydia Dorothy Muriel Pike ( );

Mrs. Joseph Pike, née Frances Anne Critchley ( );

Mrs. F. Leonard Bishop ( ).

Biog:

(Mrs. J. Pike) Daughter of Walter Richard Critchley, of Salwick Hall, Lancashire; m. (1881) Joseph Pike J.P., D.L.;

(Mrs. Hardress Waller) only child of Joseph Pike, of Barton Abbey, Oxon; m. 1stly (?) Capt. Lachlan Gordon Duff (d. 1914); m. 2ndly (1926) Major Hardress William Lucius Waller, D.S.O..

Date: 22 June 1927.

Occasion: The Court, 22 June 1927: Mrs. J. Pike presented her daughter, Mrs. Hardress Waller, and Mrs. F. Leonard Bishop.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 160 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dresses:

(Mrs. J. Pike) "Lovely gown of pearl-grey mousseline de soie hand embroidered in diamanté, crystals and silver thread, the corsage being embellished with real lace. On one shoulder were two large exquisite flowers of orchid velvet and grey chiffon. Manteau de Cour of orchid-mauve velours de soie souplé lined with silver woven lamé" (The Morning Post, 23 June 1927, p 4c;

(Mrs. Hardress Waller) "Beautiful gown of deep shell-pink georgette, embroidered in diamanté and crystals. Manteau de Cour of pink and silver woven lamé faconné, fastened on the one shoulder with a magnificent gold, crystal, and diamanté ornament" (The Morning Post, 23 June 1927, p 4d);

(Mrs. F. Leonard Bishop) "A gown of maize georgette, embroidered with crystal and diamanté. A train of maize georgette embroidered with diamanté to match the gown" (The Morning Post, 23 June 1927, p 4e).

Costume Supplier: (Mrs. J. Pike & Mrs. Hardress Waller) Reville, Hanover Square, W.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; column.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: -

Occasion: The Times, 24 June 1927, p 21a-c.

Costume: (Mrs. J. Pike) The Times, 23 June 1927, p 19f; The Morning Post, 23 June 1927, p 4c (Mrs. Hardress Waller) The Times, 23 June 1927, p 19g; The Morning Post, 23 June 1927, p 4d; (Mrs. F.L. Bishop) The Times, 23 June 1927, p 20d; The Morning Post, 23 June 1927, p 4e.

Costume Supplier: (Mrs. J. Pike & Mrs. Hardress Waller) The Times, 23 June 1927, p 19f-g; The Morning Post, 23 June 1927, p 4c-d.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: -