SONDES, COUNTESS
Neg. No: 5762A
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 04-06-1914

 

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Sitter: Emma, Countess Sondes, née Emma Beatrice Wallace (d.1935).

Biog: Elder dau. of Percy Hale Wallace, of Muckamore Abbey, co Antrim; m. 1stly (?) James Meakin, of Westwood Manor, Wetley Rocks, Staffs; m. 2ndly (1913) Lewis Arthur Milles, 3rd Earl Sondes.

Date: 4 June 1914.

Occasion: The Court, 4 June 1914: presented by Lady Constance Gore.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress: "A coat of mail gown of iridescent paillettes and silver bugles on cream net, the bodice and shaped tunic on the skirt being bordered with a deep iridescent pearl fringe. A train of vieux blue velvet with embroideries of white and blue diamanté forming a border all round in Greek key design and finished in one corner at the foot with a bow of the same embroidery" (see: The Times, 5 June 1914, p 13b).

Costume Supplier: Reville and Rossiter.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Jacobean style armchair; Louis XV style giltwood footstool.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

Copyright: V&A Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 5 June 1914, p 12f & 6 June 1914, p 13c.

Costume: The Times, 5 June 1914, p 13b.

Costume Supplier: The Times, 5 June 1914, p 13b.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: (version) The Gentlewoman, 13 June 1914, p 811.