Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case X, Shelf 914, Box Q


08/06/1961 (photographed)
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Brief Description
Royal Portrait by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). Photograph depicting Katharine Worsley, Duchess of Kent on her wedding day, Hovingham Hall, Yorkshire, 1961.
  • Image width: 20.6cm
  • Paper width: 20.6cm
  • Image height: 25.4cm
  • Paper height: 25.4cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'The Wedding of H.R.H. The Duke of Kent:/ THE NEW DUCHESS OF KENT / A study of Miss Katharine Worsley, who became the Duchess of Kent after her marriage to H.R.H. the Duke of Kent / in York Minster on June / 8th, 1961, taken by Cecil Beaton at Hovingham Hall in Yorkshire. / The Duchess is pictured in her gown of gossamer white silk gauze / woven with a formal design in iridescent silvery thread; her train / was 15 feet long. / Please acknowledge: Study by CECIL BEATON / CAMERA PRESS LONDON 6720-4' (Typed on paper, affixed to reverse of photograph.)
  • 'COPYRIGHT / CAMERA PRESS LTD. / RUSSELL COURT / CORAM STREET / LONDON W.C.1. / TERMINUS 4488 & 9393' (Printed with ink-stamp on reverse.)
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Bequeathed to the Museum in 1987 by Eileen Hose, secretary to the photographer
Cecil Beaton photographed members of the royal family from 1930-1979.
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record createdJune 8, 2009
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