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Neg. No: (GP) 6205
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 24-06-1920

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Sitter: Mary, Viscountess Sidmouth, née Mary Murdoch Johnstone (d. 1983).

Biog: Daughter of Sir Donald Campbell Johnstone; m. (1915) Gerald William Addington, 5th Viscount Sidmouth.

Date: 24 June 1920.

Occasion: The Court, 24 June 1920: presented by Mrs. J.E.H. Balfour.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress: "Gown in soft sky blue and gold brocade with panniers on the hips and an impiecement of diamonds and diamond chains and a diamond tiara" (see: The Times, 25 June 1920, p 20d).

Costume Supplier: Jay's.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Rococo highbacked armchair.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 26 June 1920, p 10c.

Costume: The Court Journal, 18 June 1920, p 322a; The Times, 25 June 1920, p 20d.

Costume Supplier: The Times, 25 June 1920, p 20d.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: (version) The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1920, p 49; The Queen, 17 July 1920, front page.