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ROTHSCHILD, BARON FERDINAND DE
Neg. No: GP (L) 1383
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 03-07-1897

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Sitter: Baron Ferdinand (James Anselm) de Rothschild (1839-1898).

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Biog: Art Collector and Liberal Unionist M.P.

Role: Casimir, Count Palatine of Bavaria.

Date: 3 July 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: -

Costume Supplier: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals:

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; studio balustrade; studio Persian rug.

Photographer: The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2 [see also neg no 1382].

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Who's Who; The Times, 19 December 1898, p 6c; N.M. Victor Rothschild, Rothschild Family Tree 1450-1973, privately printed, 1973, (British Library).

Role: (Casimir, Count Palatine of Bavaria) The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 10c; Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 231, (National Portrait Gallery Archives); (Casimir, Count Palatine of Bavaria in Queen Elizabeth procession) The Morning Post, July 3 1897, p 7f; (Austrian noble of the 16th century...'of extraordinary truth and beauty...') The Times, 3 July 1897, p 12.

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.

Costume: -

Costume Supplier: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals: -

Photography:

Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 231 (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

Acknowledgements: Simone Mace, Archivist, Rothschild Archive, New Court, St. Swithins's Lane, London EC4P 4DU.