From Monday's lady with her ass and cart to a lady with frills and flounces in abundance! Princess Mary the Princess of Wales from the Poole collection. Did she sit for Mr. Poole or is this a copy for some reason or other?
From today's contributions it seems plausible that this image of Mary of Teck (later Queen Mary of the United Kingdom)
is a copy. It was possibly labelled in the early 1900s (when she was titled as Princess of Wales) from an earlier 1890s original (when titled Duchess of York). Sharon.corbet
highlights an extract from an 1897 description of her attire during a visit to Ireland - which could well describe this image:
"[..] while at the Dublin horse show she wore plain green muslin trimmed with Irish lace of a yellow toce, and caught up on the bodice with emerald and diamond shamrock brooches"
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio
Date: catalogue range c.1901-1954 (likely 1900s copy of 1890s image)
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 1220
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons