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Neg. No: GP (L) 1804
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 02-09-1898

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Sitter: HSH ("Daisy") Princess Henry of Pless, née Mary Theresa Olivia Cornwallis-West (d 1943).

H.S.H. "Daisy" Princess of Pless née Mary Theresa Olivia Cornwallis-West (d.1943).

Image published in Daisy of Pless: The Happy Years


Biog: Eldest daughter of Col W. Cornwallis-West, of Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire; m (1891) Hans Heinrich, 15th Prince & 3rd Duke of Pless [div 1922].

Date: 2 September 1898.

Occasion: -

Location: The Lafayette studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: HL.

Costume: Tulle around arms, in the manner of Cosway.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Burkes' Landed Gentry; Burkes' Peerage (see De La Warr); Marquis of Ruvigny, The Titled Nobility of Europe, London, 1914; Who's Who; The Times, 13 July 1943, p 6e; (Memoires:) Daisy, Princess of Pless by Herself, London (?); More about Myself and Friends, London, 1930; From My Private Diary, London, 1931; What I Left Unsaid, London, 1936.

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Reproduced: The Ladies' Field, 21 January 1899, p 253; Madame, 25 March 1899, p 640; The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 10 June 1899, p (?); The Lady, 4 January 1900, front page; Black & White, 27 April 1901, p 582 (published within a tableau "Youth and Beauty", without identification of the sitter); The Sketch (supplement), 13 May 1903, p 3; The Illustrated London News, 24 August 1907, p 262; The Court Journal, 10 August 1911, p 151; The Court Journal, 17 April 1913, front page.

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