Sitter: 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.
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 negs: 4 [see neg. nos. 1281A; 1283A; 1288].
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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.
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) ;