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STANLEY, HON. GEO.
Neg. No: GP (L) 1574
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 09-10-1897

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Sitter: Hon. George Frederick Stanley, later Lieut.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir George Stanley (1872-1938).

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Biog: 6th son of 16th Earl of Derby; soldier, politician and colonial governor.

All images strictly copyright. Hon. George Frederick Stanley, later Lieut.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir George Stanley (1872-1938)

Role: Mars, Louis XVIth period.

Date: 9 October 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

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

Descr: Fl standing.

Costume: "...cuirass, buff-coloured leather, panelled with white leather, embroidered with gold mountings and gold lion's head in centr; brown leather skirt and sleeves, panelled with white leather, and mounted with crimson tabs, scalloped and embroidered with gold; crimson silk mantle; large gold Grecian helmet adornes with a lion's head and large crimson feather crest; silk buff-colour creeches." (The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 58a).

Costume Supplier: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; studio column.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage; Who's Who; The Times, 2 July 1938, p 14b.

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.

Role & Costume: Truth, 8 July 1897, p 108b; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 58a & p 56 (line drawing).

Costume Supplier: -

Reproduced: (Version) Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 104, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

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