Neg. No: 7941A
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 13-06-1923
Sitter: Lady Federica Louisa Renwick, née Laing (d.1927).
[detail showing heavy retouching to shape of upper torso]
Biog: Daughter of Robert Laing, of Stirling, Scotland; m. (1897) Sir Harry (Benedetto) Renwick, 1st Bt. (cr. 1927), K.B.E. (cr. 1920).
Date: 13 June 1923.
Occasion: Presented her daughter, Miss Ella Renwick, at the Court, 13 June 1923.
Location: The Lafayette Studio, 160 New Bond Street, London.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: Court dress: "A gown of black Milanese net embroidered in diamanté and crystals, over black satin beauté with green and silver panels. A train of black velour embroidered in a design of birds of paradise and lined with jade green and silver brocade" (see: The Times, 14 June 1923, p 20d).
"The 1923 season of presentations showed court fashions straying ever further from the staid. On 13 June 1923 Lady Renwick, wife of Sir Harry, 1st Bt., presented her daughter and took her to the Lafayette photographic studio.
In contrast to her daughter, Ella, who was presented in white beaded georgette “draped in the Egyptian style”, Lady Renwick wears a gown of black Milanese net embroidered in diamanté and crystals, over black satin with green and silver panels. A design of birds of paradise was embroidered on her brocade-lined train. Mother and daughter wore costumes supplied by Mme. Gabbetis of Manchester Street, London."
[RH- Presenting a Cooling Image]
Costume Supplier: Mme. Gabbetis, 49 Manchester Street, London.
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Louis XV style giltwood armchair.
Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 3.
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Biog: Burke's Peerage.
Occasion: The Times, 15 June 1923, p 20d.
Costume: The Daily Telegraph, 14 June 1923, p 7b; The Times, 14 June 1923, p 20d; The Court Journal, 22 June 1923, p 304b.
Costume Supplier: The Daily Telegraph, 14 June 1923, p 7b; The Times, 14 June 1923, p 20d.
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