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STRADBROKE, COUNTESS OF
Neg. No: 3371
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 11-8-1902

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Sitter: Helena Violet Alice, Countess of Stradbroke (d. 1949), née Keith Fraser.

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Sitter: Helena Violet Alice, Countess of Stradbroke (d. 1949), née Keith Fraser.

Biog: D.B.E. (1927), Dame of Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem; only daughter of Lieut. General James Keith Fraser; m. (1898) 3rd Earl of Stradbroke, Governor of Victoria 1920-1926.

Date: 11 August 1902.

Occasion: The Coronation of King Edward VII, 9 August 1902.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Coronation robes, the kirtle embroidered with the arms of the Countess of Stradbroke (?) with the Earl (?) of Stradbroke's motto " Je vive en espoir" partially visible.

Costume Supplier: -

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2.Copyright: V&A

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage; The Complete Peerage;

Occasion: -

Costume: -

Costume Supplier: -

Jewellery: The Gentlewoman, 16 August 1902, p. 203c.

Reproduced: A.C. Fox-Davies, ed., Their Majesties' Court 1906, London, 1907, plate 89; (cropped) The Gentlewoman, 22 April 1911, p. 523; The Bystander, 18 May 1910, p 330

The Bystander, 18 May 1910, p 330

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