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SOTOMAYOR, DUKE OF
Neg. No: GP (L) 1283 A
Neg. Size: 12"x15"
Neg. Date: 24-06-97

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Subject: Don Carlos, 8th Duke of Sotomayor, Special Spanish Ambassador for Queen Victoria's Jubilee, and diplomatic suite.

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Sitters: (left to right)
  • Unidentified.
  • 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 Jubilee
  • Captain Hon. Alwyn Henry Fulke Greville (1854-1929), later Colonel Greville.
  • [Other sitters: Señor Alfonso Merry del Val; Señor Benitez al Villar.]

 

 
Date: 24 June 1897.
 
Occasion: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee; State Evening Party at Buckingham Palace, 24 June 1897.
 
Location: Lafayette studio, 179 New Bond Street, London.
 
Descr: FL
 
Costume: (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 & Medals:

(Unidentified 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).

(Caro) 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.
 
(Sotomayor) 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.
(Greville) Queen Victoria's Jubilee Medal 1887; Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark).

(Unidentified sitter) The Military Order of Christ (Portugal & Vatican).

 
Furniture & Props: Rococo style painted backdrop; studio Persian rug.

Photographer: 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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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: (Sotomayor) 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, p 9e.

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

Costume: (Col. Greville) National Army Museum.

Orders, Decorations & 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.

Acknowledgements: (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 dept.