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TULLIBARDINE, MARQUIS OF, MURRAY, LORD G., & FRASER, MISS
Neg. No: GP (L) 1431
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.

8th Duke of Atholl (1873-1914); 2nd surviving son of 7th Duke of Atholl; Major 1st Bn. Black Watch, killed in action 14 September 1914.

Miss Helene Violet Alice Keith Fraser, later Countess of Stradbroke (d. 1949); D.B.E. cr. 1927; only daughter of Lt.-Gen. James Keith Fraser; m (1898) 3rd Earl of Stradbroke, Governor of Victoria.

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Role: (Marquis of Tullibardine & Lord George Stewart-Murray) Highland Gentlemen A.D. 1745.(1) (Miss Keith Fraser) Delilah/an African Queen.

Date: 3 July 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: -

Costume Supplier: (Miss Keith Fraser) Mrs Mason, 4 New Burlington Street, London W.

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; note also retouching work to the backdrop.

No of poses: 2 [see also neg no 1359].[see neg no 1429, but see also neg nos 1358 & 1359]. 
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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

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; Jane Anderson, ‘Murray, John George Stewart-, eighth duke of Atholl (1871–1942)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. (Lord George Stewart-Murray) Burke's Peerage. (Miss Keith Fraser, later Countess of Stradbroke) Burke's Peerage (see Fraser, Bt. & Stradbroke); A. Winton Thorpe, ed., Handbook to The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, (facsimile edition), London, 1988.

Role: (Marquis of Tullibardine & Lord George Stewart-Murray) 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). (Misss Keith Fraser) (African Queen) The Court Circular, 10 July 1897, p 625a; The Court Journal, 10 July 1897, p 1247c; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 56b; The Queen, 10 July 1897, p 73c; The Sketch, 14 July 1897, p 488; (Delilah) Vanity Fair, 8 July 1897, p 27a; Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 125, (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984; (Marquis of Tullibardine & Lord George Stewart-Murray) (danced in the Louis XV and Louis XVI period quadrilles) The Morning Post, 3 July 1897, p 7f; (Miss Keith Fraser) (listed as part of Oriental Procession) The Morning Post, 3 July 1897, p 7e; The Times, 3 July 1897, p 12a.

Costume: (Miss Keith Fraser) The Court Circular, 10 July 1897, p 625a; The Court Journal, 10 July 1897, p 1247c; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 56b; The Queen, 10 July 1897, p 73c.

Costume Supplier: (Miss Keith Fraser) Vanity Fair, 8 July 1897, p 18b.

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

Reproduced: (Marquis of Tullibardine & Lord George Stewart-Murray) (Version ) 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). (Miss Keith Fraser) (Version ) ibid, p 125.

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 & ...