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Neg. No: GP (L) 1381
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 03-07-1897

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Edward George Henry Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich (1839-1916).

Sitter: Edward George Henry Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich (1839-1916).

Biog: Colonel, Grenadier Guards; Military Secretary at Gibralter; attached to several special embassies; M.P., Huntingdon; philanthropist; exponent of spiritual healing.

Role: Lord Burleigh, Court of Queen Elizabeth.1

Date: 3 July 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.

Descr: FL standing, with white wand of office.

Costume: " grey satin embroidered in silver, order of the garter." (The Court Journal, 10 July 1897, p 1248c).

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop with landscape after Reynolds;2 studio balustrade; studio Persian rug.

Photographer: J. Lafayette, 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: Burke's Peerage; Who's Who; The Times, 27 June 1916, p 11b; Reign of George V: Representative Subjects of the King, Dod’s Peerage, London, 1913, Vol ii, p 19

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

Role and Costume: The Daily News, 3 July 1897, p 5g; The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 10b; The Morning Post, 3 July 1897, p 8a; The Court Journal, 10 July 1897, p 1248c; Lady's Pictorial, 10 July 1897, p 70b; The Queen, 10 July 1897, p 76b.

Costume Supplier: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals: -

Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 218, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

Acknowledgements: -

1 William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (variant sp. Burleigh) (1520-1598); Chief Secretary of State and Lord High Treasurer of England.

2 Painted backdrop, after landscape in Joshua Reynolds, Elizabeth Catharine Rivett, Mrs Carnac, c. 1775, Wallace Collection. (John Ingamells, The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Pictures, Vol I, London, 1985.)