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SAXONY, HRH PRINCE FREDERICK AUGUSTUS, DUKE OF
Neg. No: GP (L) 1298A
Neg. Size: 12"x15"
Neg. Date: 25-06-1897

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Subject: HRH Prince Frederick Augustus of Saxony and diplomatic suite.

Date: 25 June 1897

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

Sitters: (left to right)

Sitter: Unidentified [potentially: Freiherr von Reitzenstern, First Lieut. von Metzsch [sic], Baron von Oppell]

Costume: Uniform of an Officer of the Saxon Garde de Corps

Orders and decorations:
Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1897.

Sitter: Unidentified [potentially: Freiherr von Reitzenstern, First Lieut. von Metzsch [sic], Baron von Oppell]

Orders and decorations:
Badge, Order of the Phoenix (Hohenlohe)(?)
Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1897

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

Orders and decorations:
Kaiser Wilhelm Centenary Medal 1897
Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1897
star and sash, Order of the Crown of Rue (Saxony)
star, Order of Ernestine (House Order of the Duchies of Saxony)

Sitter: Major-General Sir Francis Howard (1848-1930), when Colonel and temporary A.D.C. to Prince Frederick Augustus

Costume: Undress uniform of an Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Orders and decorations:
Queen Victoria's Jubilee Medal 1887
Indian General Service Medal 1884-95 with 2 clasps, Jowaki 1877-78 and Burma 1887-89
2nd Afghan War Medal with clasp Ali Musjid
Commander, Star of Roumania 1892

Sitter: Unidentified [potentially: Freiherr von Reitzenstern, First Lieut. von Metzsch [sic], Baron von Oppell]

Orders and decorations:

Badge, Order of Ernestine (House Order of the Duchies of Saxony)
badge, Order of Albert (Saxony)
badge, Military Order of Saint Henry (Saxony)
Franco-Prussian War Medal
badge, Order of the Lion of Zahringen (Baden)
Officer's Long Service Cross (Saxony)
Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1897
star, sash and badge of the Order of the Crown of Württemberg (Württemburg)
star, Order of Frederick (Württemberg)
Order of the White Falcon (Saxe Weimar)
star, Order of Ernestine (2nd Class) (House Order of the Duchies of Saxony)


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

Descr: FL.

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

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

Evidence of photographer at work: Canvasses and props visible to right of plate.

No of related negatives: 3 [see neg nos 1296-23 and 1296-274].

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog:

(King of Saxony) 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;
(Sir Francis Howard) Who's Who; Major General Sir Francis Howard, Reminiscences 1848-1890, London, 1924; [For Freiherr von Reitzenstern, First Lieut. von Metzsch & Baron von Oppell, see The Times, 25 June 1897, p 9e.]

Costume: (Howard) Mrs. S.K. Hopkins, Head of Department of Uniform, Badges and Medals, The National Army Museum, London.

Orders, Decorations and Medals:

(Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1897) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977
(Order of the Phoenix, Order of the Crown of Rue, Ernestine Order, Order of the Star - Rumania, Order of Albert, Military Order of Saint Henry, Order of the Lion of Zahringen & Order of Frederick) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of All Nations, Washington, 1990
(Kaiser Wilhelm Centenary Medal 1897) D.G. Neville, Medal Ribbons and Orders of Imperial Germany and Austria, St. Ives, 1974
(Indian General Service Medal & Afghanistan War Medal) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988
(Franco-Prussian War Medal, Order of the Order of Württemberg & Order of the White Falcon) Andrew Litherland, Spink's medal department
(Officer's Long Service Cross, Saxony) A. Flatto

Acknowledgements: (Orders etc) (Sir Francis Howard) Mrs. S.K. Hopkins, Head of Department of Uniform, Badges and Medals, The National Army Museum, London; (Others) David Bownes; A. Flato; 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.)