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WESTMORLAND, COUNTESS OF
Neg. No: (GP) 2282
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 14-02-1900

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Sitter: Sybil Mary, Countess of Westmorland, née St. Clair-Erskine (1871-1910).

 [The image above is a scan of the hand-coloured negative as published in The Throne, 5 January 1907, supplement.]

Biog: Daughter of 4th Earl of Rosslyn; m. (1892) Antony Mildmay Julian, 13th Earl of Westmorland.

Role: Great Britain and Ireland, in the Patriotic Picture of Great Britain, her Colonies and Dependencies.

Date: 22 February 1900.

Occasion: The Masque of War and Peace, written by Louis N. Parker, music by Hamish MacCunn, organised by Mrs. Arthur Paget in aid of the Widows and Orphans of the Household Troops, followed by the concluding Patriotic Picture of Great Britain, her Colonies and Dependencies, arranged by Percy Anderson, music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 13 February 1900.

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

Descr: FL seated.

Costume: White satin gown; red mantle; a wreath of shamrock in hair; a Welsh harp in hand.

Costume Designer: Percy Anderson.

Costume Supplier: B.J. Simmons & Co., King Street, Covent Garden.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; seat covered with tiger skin rug.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Role: The Graphic, 17 February 1900, p 222a; Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, p 231c; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c; Madame, 24 February 1900, p 395b.

Occasion: Black and White, 17 February 1900, p 246; The Graphic, 17 February 1900, pp 222 & 227; Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, pp 227-29 (sketches) & p 231 & 24 February 1900, pp 269-70 & p 271 (photographs); Madame, 24 February 1900, pp 393-94 (photographs) & p 395; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c, p 265 (photographs) & 24 February 1900, p 291 (photographs); Lady Maud Warrender, My First Sixty Years, London, 1933, pp 70-71.

Costume: The Graphic, 17 February 1900, p 222a; Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, p 231c & 24 February 1900, p 270a; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c; Madame, 24 February 1900, p 395b.

Costume Designer: Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, pp 227 & 231a; Madame, 24 February 1900, p 395a; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c.

Costume Supplier: The Lady's Pictorial, 17 February 1900, pp 227 & 231a; The Queen, 17 February 1900, p 264c.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: Madame, 28 March 1903, front page; The Scotts Pictorial, 9 January 1904, front page; (in colour) Throne, 5 January 1907, supplement.

 

 

 

 

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