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STURT, LADY LEO
Neg. No: (GP) 2259C
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 14-02-1900

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Sitter: Lady Feodorowna Sturt, later Baroness Alington, née Yorke (d. 1934).

Biog: Elder daughter of 5th Earl of Hardwicke; m. (1883) Sir Humprey Napier Sturt, 2nd Baron Alington.

Role: India, in the Patriotic Picture of Great Britain, her Colonies and Dependencies.

Date: 14 February 1900.

Occasion: The Masque of War and Peace, written by Louis N. Parker, music by Hamish MacCunn, organised by Mrs. Arthur Paget in aid of the Widows and Orphans of the Household Troops, followed by the concluding Patriotic Picture of Great Britain, her Colonies and Dependencies, arranged by Percy Anderson, music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 13 February 1900.

Lady Maud Warrender, My First Sixy Years, Cassel & Company, London, 1933

[p 70] In 1899 Louis N. Parker wrote A Masque of War and Peace. It was arranged as a Beor War Charity Matinée by Minnie Paget, and produced by Beeerbohm Tree at His Majesty’s Theatre. Percy Anderson designed the costumes, both for the Masque and [p 71] for the Procession of Great Britain and her Colonies which followed. I think I am right in saying that the result of the performance was Ten Thousand Pound. [sic]
Gervase Elwes made his first appearance as a singer on that occasion. I had to appear twice. As “Mercy” in the Masque and as Newfoundland in the Pageant. Féo Alington was a gorgeous “India” loaded with the most magnificent jewels, lent by one of the Maharajas.

The Queen, 17 February 1900
   

 

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: A gown of red and gold gauzes, with a train of red velvet lined with golden tissue; Turban.

Costume Designer: Percy Anderson.

Costume Supplier: B.J. Simmons & Co., King Street, Covent Garden.

Jewellery: Original Indian jewels.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Role: Black and White, 17 February 1900, p 246b; The Graphic, 17 February 1900, p 222a; Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, p 231c; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c;

Occasion: Black and White, 17 February 1900, p 246; The Graphic, 17 February 1900, pp 222 & 227; Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, pp 227-29 (sketches) & p 231 & 24 February 1900, pp 269-70 & p 271 (photographs); Madame, 24 February 1900, pp 393-94 (photographs) & p 395; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c, p 265 (photographs) & 24 February 1900, p 291 (photographs); Lady Maud Warrender, My First Sixty Years, London, 1933, pp 70-71.

Costume: The Graphic, 17 February 1900, p 222a; Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, p 231a; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c; Madame, 24 February 1900, p 395b.

Costume Designer: Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, pp 227 & 231a; Madame, 24 February 1900, p 395a; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c.

Costume Supplier: The Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, pp 227 & 231a; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c.

Jewellery: Lady Maud Warrender, My First Sixty Years, London 1933, pp 70-71.

Reproduced: Lady's Pictorial, 24 February 1900, p 271; The Queen, 24 February 1900, p 291; (version) Madame, 24 February 1900, p 393

 

 

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