Neg. No: 5762A
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 04-06-1914
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.
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.
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.
Reproduced: (version) The Gentlewoman, 13 June 1914, p 811.