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Neg. No: GP (L) 1296-274
Neg. Size:15"x12"
Neg. Date: 25-06-1897

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Sitter: Prince Frederick Augustus, later King Frederick Augustus III of Saxony (1865-1932).
Prince Frederick Augustus, later King Frederick Augustus III of Saxony (1865-1932).

Biog: Reigned 1904-1918.

Date: 25 June 1897.

Occasion: The Diamond Jubilee and receipt of Queen Victoria's Jubilee Medal.

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

Descr: TQL standing.

Costume: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals: Star and Sash of the Order of the Crown of Rue (Saxony); Star of the Order of Ernestine (House Order of the Saxon duchies); Kaiser Wilhelm Centenary Medal 1897; Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1897.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop with landscape after Reynolds;(1) studio column and balustrade.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of related negatives: 3 [see neg. nos. 1296-23 (group) & 1298A]

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

Biog: Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd ed., Burke's Royal Families of the World, Vol 1, London, 1977, Vol 1, p 178a; Louisa of Tuscany, Ex-Crown Princess of Saxony, My Own Story, London, 1911.
Occasion: The Times, 25 June 1897, p 9e.
Costume: -
Orders, Decorations and Medals: (Orders of the Crown of Rue and Ernestine) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of All Nations, Washington, 1990; (Kaiser Wilhelm Medal) Andrew Litherland, Spink's Medal Department; (Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977.
Reproduced: -

Acknowledgements: (Orders etc) David Bownes, Andrew Litherland, Spink's Medal Department.

1. Backdrop after portrait of Elizabeth Catharine Rivett, Mrs. Carnac, by Sir Joshua Reynolds c. 1775. (The Wallace Collection). (J. Ingamells, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of Pictures, London, 1985.)