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 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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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 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 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