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Neg. No: GP (L) 1429
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 03-07-1897

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Sitters: (left to right)

John George Stewart-Murray, Marquis of Tullibardine, later 8th Duke of Atholl (1871-1942); eldest surviving son of 7th Duke of Atholl; Captain and Brevet-Major Royal Horse Guards; Lord High Commissioner to the Church of Scotland; Lord Chamberlain of the Household; Chief of the Glasgow Celtic Society.

Lord George Stewart-Murray (1873-1914); 2nd surviving son of 7th Duke of Atholl; Major 1st Bn. Black Watch, killed in action 14 September 1914.

Role: Highland Gentlemen A.D. 1745.(1)

Date: 3 July 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: -

Costume Supplier: -

Furniture & Props: Backdrop, painted to suggest the garden statuary at Devonshire House; studio balustrade; studio Persian rug.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: Right edge of backdrop visible to the left of the plate; strings of photographer's tent visible on left in front of the backdrop.

No of related negatives: 2 [see also neg no 1431].

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: (8th Duke of Atholl) Burke's Peerage; The Complete Peerage; Who's Who; The Queen, 2 February 1895, p 194; The Times, 17 March 1942, p 6. (See also Duchess of Atholl, Working Partnership, London CK, 1958; Brian Masters, The Dukes, London, 1980; (Lord George Stewart-Murray) Burke's Peerage.

Role: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 268, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984; (sitters danced in the Louis XV and Louis XVI period quadrilles) The Morning Post, 3 July 1897, p 7f.

Costume: -

Costume Supplier: -

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

Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 268. (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

1. For the role played by the sitters' 18th century counterparts (William, Marquis of Tullibardine (1689-1746) and his younger brother, Lord George Murray (1694-1760), Lieutenant-General to Prince Charles Edward) in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, see Dictionary of National Biography