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The Rt. Hon. Sir W. V. Harcourt (...)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1931,0724.259

  • Title (object)

    • The Rt. Hon. Sir W. V. Harcourt (...)
  • Description

    Group portrait of the Right Hon Sir William George Venables Vernon Harcourt, Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour and Lady Ethel Desborough at the fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House on 2 July 1897; all whole length; Ethel turned to right, facing downwards, wearing a dress with slashed sleeves and pearl necklace, holding a fan in her right hand; William seated in a chair, turned to left, facing upwards, wearing a coat, cravat and breeches, holding a hat in his left hand; Arthur standing to right, facing left, wearing a slashed doublet, ruff, cape and breeches; after a photograph by Lafayette
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1897-1899
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 215 millimetres
    • Width: 152 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title as above, continuing "(...) M.P. as Simon, Lord Harcourt, Lord Chancellor 1710. / The Rt. Hon. A. J. Balfour, M.P. as a gentleman of Holland. / Mrs. Grenfell, as Marie de Medici." and production details "Lafayette, photo." and "Walker & Boutall, ph.sc."
  • Curator's comments

    This print comes from a volume privately printed in 1899.

  • Location

    Not on display (BH/FF10/Portraits British CIII P6)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, Piccadilly, London
      2 July 1897
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1931

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1931,0724.259

Group portrait of the Right Hon Sir William George Venables Vernon Harcourt, Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour and Lady Ethel Desborough at the fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House on 2 July 1897; all whole length; Ethel turned to right, facing downwards, wearing a dress with slashed sleeves and pearl necklace, holding a fan in her right hand; William seated in a chair, turned to left, facing upwards, wearing a coat, cravat and breeches, holding a hat in his left hand; Arthur standing to right, facing left, wearing a slashed doublet, ruff, cape and breeches; after a photograph by Lafayette<br/>Photogravure

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Group portrait of the Right Hon Sir William George Venables Vernon Harcourt, Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour and Lady Ethel Desborough at the fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House on 2 July 1897; all whole length; Ethel turned to right, facing downwards, wearing a dress with slashed sleeves and pearl necklace, holding a fan in her right hand; William seated in a chair, turned to left, facing upwards, wearing a coat, cravat and breeches, holding a hat in his left hand; Arthur standing to right, facing left, wearing a slashed doublet, ruff, cape and breeches; after a photograph by Lafayette
Photogravure

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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