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Neg. No: GP (L) 1494B
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 26-07-1897

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Sitter: H.H. Prince Francis (Paul1 Louis Alexander), Duke of Teck (1837-1900).

Biog: Major-General in the British Army; eldest son of Prince Alexander of Württemberg;

m (1866) Princess Mary Adelaide of Great Britain; father of Queen Mary.

Role: Capitaine, Garde du Roi 1660/1760.

Date: 3 July 1897.

Occasion: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: "... white cloth tunic with revers of blue trimmed with silver. White waistcoat to correspond. Cloth breeches, high boots, and powdered peruke." (The Times, 3 July 1897, p 12b)

Costume Supplier: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; studio balustrade; studio column; studio Persian rug.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: Left edge of backdrop visible to the right of the plate.

No of poses: 2 [but see also neg nos 1494 & 1494B, taken later in the studio].

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Prince Francis, Duke of Teck  Princess Mary, Duchess of Teck


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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Hugh Montgomery Massingberd ed., Burke's Royal Families of the World, Vol I, London, 1977, p 184; Who's Who; The Times, 23 January 1900, p 7d. (See also S.W. Jackman, The People's Princess: A Portrait of H.R.H. Princess Mary, Duchess of Teck, Shooters Lodge, 1984.)

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

Role & Costume: The Daily Graphic, 3 July 1897, p 13 (line drawing); The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 50b & p 53 (line drawing); (of 1660) The Morning Post, 3 July 1897, p 7f; St. James's Gazette, 3 July 1897, p 9a; The Standard, 3 July 1897, p 4a; The Queen, 10 July 1897, p 76a; The Times, 3 July 1897, p 12b; (of 1760) The Daily Chronicle, 3 July 1897, p 7g.

Costume Supplier: -

Photographer: Copyright records, Public Record Office, Kew: Copy 1/431 3 August 1897 (1 pose registered).

Photography: The Daily Telegraph, 3 July 1897, p 9f; Black & White, 10 July 1897, p 38b.

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 11, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

Acknowledgements: -

1 Burke's Royal Families of the World, Vol 1, London, 1977, adds here the name Karl (Charles).