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Neg No: GP (D)(0008)
Neg Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: None

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Sitter: Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

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Biog: Reigned 1837-1901.

Date: 1887.

Occasion: The Golden Jubilee, 1887.

Location: -

Descr: FL seated.

Costume: Court dress - bodice and train of black silk damask, tulle overskirt, edged with ruffles and embroidered with jet.

Orders, Decorations and Medals: Sash and breast star of the Order of the Garter; the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert (1st class); The Royal Red Cross; The Imperial Order of the Crown of India.

Jewellery: Small diamond crown, Garrard & Co., 1870; double bar diamond brooch; drop pearl earrings, 1847; diamond and pearl brooch with drop pearls; chain bracelet with pendant heart-shaped lockets containing family souvenirs.

Furnishings and Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: James Stack Lauder (1853-1923), trading as 'J. Lafayette', 30, Westmoreland St., Dublin.

No of poses: 1.

Note: An extant contact sheet from a display album shows some other images of Queen Victoria, possibly made around the time of her Diamond Jubilee in 1897:

Images of Albert Prince consert seen in images above:

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd ed., Burke's Royal Families of the World, London, 1977, Vol 1, p 306; Elizabeth Longford, Victoria R.I., London, 1964.

Orders, Decorations, and Medals : (Order of the Garter), Leslie Field, The Queen's Jewels, London, 1987, p 182-3; (Orders of the Crown of India and The Royal Red Cross) Burke's Peerage; (Order of Victoria and Albert) Shirley Bury, Jewellery 1789-1910: The International Era, Vol I, London, 1991, p 222.

Jewellery: (diamond crown), Shirley Bury, Jewellery 1789-1910: The International Era, Vol II, London 1991 pp 508-9 & 594; (bar brooch), Leslie Field, The Queen's Jewels, London, 1987 pp 64-5, 150-151; (earrings and drop pearl brooch), Suzy Menkes, The Royal Jewels, London, 1988, Appendix A: 'Jewels left to the Crown by HM Queen Victoria', p 180; (chain bracelet with heart-shaped lockets), Shirley Bury, Jewellery 1789-1910: The International Era, Vol II, London 1991, plate 325, p 595.

Photog: Copyright Records, Public Record Office, Kew, COPY 1/380, 8 June 1887, (5 poses registered).

Reproduced: (negative) The Sunday Times, 24 July 1988, p A9; (version) Michaela Reid, Ask Sir James, London, 1987, opp. p 48.

Additional Information: Framed photograph of Prince Albert probably retouched version of portrait by Camille Silvy, 3 July 1861.

Refs: Camille Silvy Day Book (NPG) 4714b - Ax 24839 (one photo, identical pose) NPG ref neg. no. 35299; retouched version: NPG AX 24838 (carte de visite, Griffiths Bequest, 1924), NPG ref. neg. no. 35299; Howard McClintock, The Queen Thanks Sir Howard, London, 1945, ill. p 212;Hermione Hobhouse, Prince Albert: His Life and Work, London, 1983. (see pages 146 & 147, and coloured photograph, lent by the Queen, dated 1859, handlist, section 'How will she bear it' exhibit no 8) Shirley Bury, Jewellery 1789-1910: The International Era, Vol II, London, 1991, p 592.


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