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Neg. No: GP (L) 1281
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: NONE

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Sitter: Don Carlos (Martinez de Irujo), 8th Duke of Sotomayor (d. 1910).

Don Carlos (Martinez de Irujo), 8th Duke of Sotomayor (d. 1910).

Biog: Special Ambassador appointed by the Queen-Regent of Spain for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

Date: 24 June 1897.

Occasion: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee; State Evening Party at Buckingham Palace, 24 June 1897.

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

Descr: TQL standing.

Costume: -

Decorations: neck badge, Order of Malta; star, sash and badge of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Charles III (Spain); star of the Royal Order of Valencia and Zaragoza; embroidered cross of the Military Order of Santiago.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; studio balustrade.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of related negatives: 4

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: The Marquis of Ruvigny, The Titled Nobility of Europe, London, 1914.

Date: See neg. no. 1283A

Occasion: The Times, 15 June 1897, p 8e & 25 June 1897, p 9e.

Costume: -

Decorations: (Order of Malta) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of all Nations, Washington, 1990, p 305-6; (Royal Order of Charles III) ibid. p 393-393; (The Orders of Zaragoza and Santiago) Federico Fernandez de la Puente y Gomez, Condecoraciones Espanolas, Madrid, DATE;

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