(left to right)
- Don Carlos, 8th Duke of
Sotomayor, Special Spanish Ambassador for Queen Victoria's Jubilee,
and diplomatic suite.
- Don José Caro, secretary
of the Special Spanish Embassy and actual secretary of the Spanish
legation in Lisbon in 1897.
- Don Carlos, 8th Duke of
Sotomayor (d. 1910), Special Spanish Ambassador for Queen Victoria's
- Captain Hon. Alwyn Henry
Fulke Greville (1854-1929), later Colonel Greville.
- [Other sitters: Señor
Alfonso Merry del Val; Señor Benitez al Villar.]
24 June 1897.
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee; State Evening Party at Buckingham
Palace, 24 June 1897.
Lafayette studio, 179 New Bond Street, London.
(Caro) Uniform of a Knight of the Royal Society of
Chivalry of Valencia. (3) Uniform of a Knight of the Royal Society
of Zaragoza.[ck] (Greville) Full dress uniform as
Equerry to the Prince of Wales.
- Orders, Decorations
sitter) neck badge, Royal Order of Charles III (Spain);
badge, Order of Pius (Vatican/Holy See); badge, Order of Leopold
(Belgium); badge, Order of Villa Vicosa (Portugal); Military star
of the Order of Merit (Spain).
neck badge, Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spain); badge, Order
of Charles III (Spain); badge, Order of the Sacred Treasure (Japan);
badge of the Order of Saint Gregory (Vatican); badge, Order of
the Rising Sun (Japan); Star, The Royal Order of Chivalry of Valencia.
neck badge, Order of Malta; star, sash & badge of the Royal
Order of Charles III (Spain); star of the Royal Order of Zaragoza;
embroidered cross of the Military Order of Santiago.
Queen Victoria's Jubilee Medal 1887; Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark).
The Military Order of Christ (Portugal & Vatican).
- Furniture &
Props: Rococo style painted backdrop; studio Persian rug.
The firm of J. Lafayette, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Evidence of photographer
at work: -
No of related negatives:
4 [see neg. nos. 1281; 1281A; 1288].
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The Marquis of Ruvigny, The Titled Nobility of Europe, London,
1914. (Col. Greville) Burke's Peerage; Who Was
Who. (Don José Caro, Señor Alfonso Merry del Val &
Señor Benitez al Villar) The Times, 25 June 1897,
The Times, 15 June 1897, p 8e & 25 June 1897, p 9e.
(Col. Greville) National Army Museum.
& Medals: (Order of Zaragoza and Order of Santiago)
Federico Fernández de la Puente y Gómez, Condecoraciones Españolas,
Madrid, (?); (Order of Valencia) A. Flatto; (Queen
Victoria's Jubilee Medal) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and
Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977; (all
other Orders) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of
All Nations, Washington, 1990.
(Greville) Mrs. S.K. Hopkins, Head of Department of
Uniform, Badges and Medals, The National Army Museum, London. (Orders
etc.) David Bownes; A. Flatto; Andrew Litherland, Spink's medal