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Neg. No: (GP) (L) 1401
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 3-7-1897

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Sitter: Stephen Frederick Wombwell (1867-1901) (?)

Biog: 2nd son of Sir George Orby Wombwell, 4th Bt; Lieutenant, Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry Cavalry; Captain, Imperial Yeomanry; died at Vryburg, South Africa (in the South-African War/2nd Boer War) of enteric fever.

Role: George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.

Date: 2 July 1897.

Occasion: The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897;

Location: Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: -

Costume Supplier: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Jacobean-style photographer's chair with detachable crest-rail; studio Persian rug.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: Sophia Murphy, The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball, London, 1984.

Role and Costume: The Court Journal, 10 July 1897, p 1248b; The Gentlewoman, 10 July 1897, p 52c.

Costume Supplier: -

Reproduced: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 2 1897: A Collection of Portraits in Costume of Some of the Guests, privately printed, 1899, p 176 (National Portrait Gallery Archives).

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