DE ROS, BARON
Neg. No: (GP) (L) 5044
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 22-05-1906

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Sitter: Lieutenant-General Sir Dudley Charles Fitz-Gerald de Ros, 24th Baron de Ros (1827-1907).

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Biog: Premier Baron of England; Major-General 1877; Hon. Lieutenant-General 1881; Colonel, 1st Life Guards 1902-1907; Equerry to Prince Consort 1853-1861; Equerry to Queen Victoria 1862-1874; Lord-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria 1874-1880, 1885-1886, 1886-1892; Gold Stick in Waiting.

Date: 22 May 1906.

Occasion: The King's Levée, 22 May 1906: Gold Stick in Waiting.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Levée Dress, Colonel, 1st Life Guards; Gold Stick of office.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: Star, Sash and Badge of a Knight of the Order of St. Patrick, [K.P. inv. 11 August 1902]; Star and Badge of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, [K.C.V.O cr. 30 June 1897]; Badge of the Order of Medjidjie [Ottoman Empire]; Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal; Coronation medal, 1902.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: Wooden strut of reflector screen visible to left of plate.

No of poses: 2.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage; The Complete Peerage; Who's Who; The Army List, 1906; The Times, 1 May 1907, p 10c.

Occasion: The Times, 23 May 1906, p 12a.

Costume: (Uniform) Dress Regulations for the Army, London, 1900; (Gold Stick) H. Graham Bennet, ed, Dress Worn by Gentlemen at His Majesty's Court and on Occasions of Ceremony, London, 1903.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Order of St. Patrick, Royal Victorian Order) Burke's Peerage; (Order of Medjidjie) R. Werlich, Orders & Decorations of All Nations, Washington, 1990; (Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal and Coronation Medal 1902) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977.

Reproduced: (Version from the same sitting, credited to Maull & Fox, London) Arthur Charles Fox-Davies ed., Their Majesties' Court: 1906, London, 1907, pl. CLXXIV, facing page 87. 1

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1 The backdrop and brocade table cloth which reccur in many photographs credited to Lafayette suggest that this version was misattributed to Maull & Fox.