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Aristocracy Collection

Background imageAristocracy Collection: The Duchess of Richmond and Gordon

The Duchess of Richmond and Gordon, formerly Elizabeth Grace Hudson, wife of the 9th Duke and daughter of Rev. Thomas William Hudson. She and the duke were married for sixty-one years. Date: 1938

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Sir Claude and Lady Champion de Crespigny, Tatler cover

Sir Claude and Lady Champion de Crespigny, Tatler cover
Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny, 4th Baronet (1847-1935), soldier, sportsman and adventurer, pictured on the front cover of The Tatler in 1927 beside his wife

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765). Musical party given by Ca

Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765). Musical party given by Ca
Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765). Italian painter. Musical party given by Cardinal De La Rochefoucauld at the Argentina Theatre in Rome in 1747. Museum of Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lord Dufferin, 8th Viceroy of India

Lord Dufferin, 8th Viceroy of India
Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (1826-1902), 8th Viceroy of India, 1884-1888. He previously served as Governor General of Canada

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lady Delamere in her Coronation outfit

Lady Delamere in her Coronation outfit
Lady Delamere (1906 - 1979), formerly Ruth Mary Clarisse Ashley (sister of Edwina Ashley, Countess Mountbatten) wearing one of the new robes for peeresses designed by Norman Hartnell for

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Marquess and Marchioness of Anglesey

Marquess and Marchioness of Anglesey
Sir Charles Henry Alexander Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey GCVO (1885-1947) and his bride, Lady Victoria Manners, a daughter of the 8th Duke of Rutland

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Oxton House, Devon, seat of Rev. John Beaumont Swete

Oxton House, Devon, seat of Rev. John Beaumont Swete. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts, London, 1827

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Pynes House, Exeter, Devon, 1825

Pynes House, Exeter, Devon, 1825
Pynes House, Exeter, Devon, the seat of Sir Stafford Henry Northcote 1792-1850. Queen Anne style red brick house with slate roof and four brick chimney stacks built by architect Inigo Jones

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Victorian woman (Polhill-Turner family)

Victorian woman (Polhill-Turner family)
An upper class Victorian woman, probably a member of the Polhill-Turner family of Howbury Hall, Renhold, Bedfordshire. Seen here in a studio photograph, leaning on the back of a chair

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, Duchess of Marlborough

Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, Duchess of Marlborough
Portrait of Consuelo Vanderbilt (1877 - 1964), American heiress and first wife of Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Fitzwilliam Bewicke-Copley wedding

Fitzwilliam Bewicke-Copley wedding
Scene at the wedding of Lord Fitzwilliam (Major Hubert Francis Fitzwilliam Brabazon Foljambe) to the Hon Gladys Bewicke-Copley, with an archway of swords provided by the Royal Horse Guards

Background imageAristocracy Collection: The Duchess of Portland

The Duchess of Portland photographed for the front cover of The Tatler looking very serene and practical in a nurses uniform

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lady Diana and Elizabeth Percy by Madame Yevonde

Lady Diana and Elizabeth Percy by Madame Yevonde
Lady Diana and Elizabeth Percy, the two daughters of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Lady Diana was being presented by her mother at one of the June courts

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Sarcophagus from Cerveteri. ca. 520 BC. Married

Sarcophagus from Cerveteri. ca. 520 BC. Married couple belonging to the Etruscan high aristocracy. Upper detail. Terracotta. Etruscan art. Sculpture. ITALY. Rome

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Victorian mother and three children (Polhill-Turner family)

Victorian mother and three children (Polhill-Turner family)
A Victorian mother and three children. They are Mrs Polhill-Turner (nee Emily Frances Barron, d 1913)), wife of Frederick Charles Polhill-Turner (1826-1881), with Alice (Alice Kate Frances)

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Tatler cover: Duchess of Sutherland

Tatler cover: Duchess of Sutherland
Millicent Fanny Sutherland-Leveson Gower- [ne Millicent Fanny St Clair-Erskine], duchess of Sutherland (1867-1955), society hostess and social reformer

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Countess of Warwick at sons wedding

Countess of Warwick at sons wedding
The Countess of Warwick, Frances Evelyn Maynard, Lady Brooke, leaving St Margarets Church, Westminster, after the marriage of her son Lord Brooke (Leopold Guy Francis Maynard Greville)

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Dinner in an aristocratic French home

Dinner in an aristocratic French home, with servants attending to everyones needs

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Tatler cover, Countess of Rosse

Tatler cover, Countess of Rosse
The Countess of Rosse, formerly Anne Messel, sister of designer Oliver Messel. She was married to Ronald Armstrong-Jones in 1925, with whom she had a daughter and a son

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Liza Maugham and Vincent Paravicini

Liza Maugham and Vincent Paravicini
Front cover of The Bystander announcing the engagement of Liza Maugham and Vincent Paravinci. He was the Swiss ministers son, she was the daughter of the author William Somerset Maugham. 1936

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lord and Lady Derwent by Madame Yevonde

Lord and Lady Derwent by Madame Yevonde
Portrait of Lord and Lady Derwent by Madame Yevonde. Lady Derwent was the Comtesse Sabine Czaykowska, daughter of General Iliesco, former Chief of Staff of the Romanian Army

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lady Anne Blunt, traveller in Arabia and the Middle East

Lady Anne Blunt, traveller in Arabia and the Middle East
Lady Anne Blunt, 15th Baroness Wentworth (1837-1917), English traveller in Arabia and the Middle East, buyer and breeder of Arab horses. circa 1860s

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill

Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill (born 1929), married name Muir, youngest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. Pictured in The Illustrated London News in 1953 when she was selected to be

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Countess of Suffolk, Margaret (Daisy) Leiter

Countess of Suffolk, Margaret (Daisy) Leiter
Margaret " Daisy" Leiter, sister-in-law of Lord Curzon (who was married to her sister Mary). She married Henry Molyneux Paget Howard, 19th Earl of Suffolk in 1904

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lady St. Oswald, previously Evie Carew

Lady St. Oswald, previously Evie Carew
Evie Carew Greene, an actress at Dalys Theatre, who married She married Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron Saint Oswald of Nostell in October 1915 and became Lady St. Oswald

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Golfers at the Redan, North Berwick

Golfers at the Redan, North Berwick
A group of well-known people at the famous hole on the North Berwick links: Miss Katherine Tennant on the left, then Lady Oxford; Lady Dorothy Macmillan; Mrs Sylvester Gates; Lady Constance Hatch;

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lord Desborough with remaining son, Ivo Grenfell

Lord Desborough with remaining son, Ivo Grenfell
William Henry Grenfell, Lord Desborough (1855-1945), pictured at his home, Taplow court near Maidenhead with his remaining son, the Hon. Ivo Grenfell, and his daughter, the Hon. Imogen Grenfell

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lady Dufferin, Wife of 8th Viceroy of India

Lady Dufferin, Wife of 8th Viceroy of India
Hariot Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (Lady Dufferin, 1843-1936), wife of Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, 8th Viceroy of India

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Wedding of the Duke of Westminster & Loelia Ponsonby

Wedding of the Duke of Westminster & Loelia Ponsonby
Page from The Tatler reporting on the society wedding of Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster and Loelia Ponsonby (his third wife) at Princes Row registry office on 20 February 1930

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Loelia Ponsonby and the Duke of Westminster

Loelia Ponsonby and the Duke of Westminster
Hugh ( Bendor ) Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster, with Loelia Ponsonby who he would marry at Princes Row Register Office in London, 20th February 1930

Background imageAristocracy Collection: 1887 Jubilee genealogical tree of Queen Victoria

1887 Jubilee genealogical tree of Queen Victoria
Genealogical tree of Queen Victoria and her descendants, published in occasion of the 1887 Golden Jubilee. 1887

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Tatler cover - wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe

Tatler cover - wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe
Front cover of The Tatler featuring the Duke of Roxburgh and his new bride, the former Lady Mary Crewe-Milnes, daughter of the Marquess

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lady Mary Cambridge by Madame Yevonde

Lady Mary Cambridge by Madame Yevonde
Lady Mary Whitley (n饠 Lady Mary Ilona Margaret Cambridge; 24 September 1924 13 December 1999), relative of the British Royal Family

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Dorothy Violet Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington

Dorothy Violet Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington (1889-1956), styled Lady Gerald Wellesley between 1914 and 1943, born Dorothy Violet Ashton, socialite, author, poet and literary editor

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Earl and Countess Spencer

Earl and Countess Spencer
Albert Edward John Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer (23 May 1892 9 June 1975), known formally as The Hon Albert Spencer until 1910 and from then until 1922 as Viscount Althorp

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Countess of Leicester in her Coronation outfit

Countess of Leicester in her Coronation outfit
The Countess of Leicester, previously Lady Elizabeth Yorke (1912 - 1985), who acted as Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lady Charles Cavendish (Adele Astaire) in Schiaparelli

Lady Charles Cavendish (Adele Astaire) in Schiaparelli
Lady Charles Cavendish, formerly Miss Adele Astaire (sister and dancing partner of Fred) pictured wearing a coat and skirt in green tweed trimmed with galliac, worn with a blouse of black jersey

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lord Brooke, later 6th Earl of Warwick

Lord Brooke, later 6th Earl of Warwick
Lord Brooke (Leopold Guy Francis Maynard Greville, 1882-1928) who married Miss Elfrida Marjorie Eden on 29 April 1909 at St Margarets Church, Westminster

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Aristocratic French lady bathing and dressing

Aristocratic French lady bathing and dressing
An aristocratic French lady is helped by her maids to bathe and dress

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Costume of Tudor / Elizabethan nobleman, 1600

Costume of Tudor / Elizabethan nobleman, 1600
Costume of a Tudor/Elizabethan nobleman, 1600. 1600

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lady Castellani and her daughter Lady Lampson

Lady Castellani and her daughter Lady Lampson
Josephine, nÚÑáStead (1875-1974), Lady Castellani, Wife of Sir Aldo Castellani; daughter of George Ambler Stead with her daughter Lady Jacqueline Lampson (1910-2015), wife of Sir Miles Lampson

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Duchess of Buccleuch

Duchess of Buccleuch
Vreda Esther Mary Molly Montagu-Douglas-Scott, Duchess of Buccleuch (1900-1993), Wife of 8th Duke of Buccleuch and 10th Duke of Queensberry; daughter of William Frank Lascelles on the front cover of

Background imageAristocracy Collection: High-waisted houppelandes (gowns) with turned-down collars, V -necks

High-waisted houppelandes (gowns) with turned-down collars, V -necks, funnel sleeves & trains, sideless surcoat, mantle, girdle & headdresses, templers & veils Date: 15th century

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper by Madame Yevonde

Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper by Madame Yevonde
Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper, later Lady Alington posed with an unusual mask. Pictured in The Tatler just prior to her marriage to Lord Alington in November 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington as a child

Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington as a child
Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington (2 July 1915 - 31 December 2014) pictured as a little boy in The Sketch magazine in 1919

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lady Desborough with her sons, Julian and Billy

Lady Desborough with her sons, Julian and Billy
Ethel Anne Priscilla ( Ettie ) Grenfell (n饠 Fane), Lady Desborough (1867-1952), Wife of William Henry Grenfell, Baron Desborough

Background imageAristocracy Collection: Lady Sarah Wilson, WW1

Lady Sarah Wilson, WW1
Lady Sarah Wilson (1865 - 1929), formerly Lady Sarah Spencer-Churchill, youngest child of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough

Background imageAristocracy Collection: The King and Queen at Chatsworth

The King and Queen at Chatsworth
King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra as part of a shooting party at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. The King is seated at the front, second from left with Queen Alexandra behind him



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