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Marlborough House Set


53 People in sitter grouping:

Following his marriage to Queen Alexandra in 1863, King Edward VII took residence at Malborough House, Pall Mall, London. Away from his mother Queen Victoria, the future King could assert some authority and take on the social role of the sovereignty. The house quickly became frequented by the glamorous leaders of high society and became the backdrop of many of the scandals of the day. There were still strict guidelines in place and while adultery was an accepted feature of the Marlborough House set, divorce was still considered unacceptable. Marlborough House also became a political court, where Edward and Alexandra's anti-Prussian and pro-Danish sympathies caused increasing tension between Queen Victoria and the couple. After Edward's accession in 1901, Marlborough House was considered part of the Edwardian establishment, with many of its members and regular visitors taking up roles in office.

Sir Charles Mordaunt, 10th Bt

Sir Charles Mordaunt, 10th Bt

1836-1897
Politician and landowner
Sitter in 1 portrait
Harriet Sarah (née Moncreiffe), Lady Mordaunt

Harriet Sarah (née Moncreiffe), Lady Mordaunt

1848-1906
Wife of Sir Charles Mordaunt, 10th Bt; daughter of Sir Thomas Moncreiffe, 7th Bt
Sitter in 1 portrait
Maurice Herbert Towneley-O'Hagan, 3rd Baron O'Hagan

Maurice Herbert Towneley-O'Hagan, 3rd Baron O'Hagan

1882-1961
Lord-in-Waiting to King Edward VII 1907-10
Sitter in 3 portraits
George Payne

George Payne

1803-1878
Patron of the turf
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Baring, 2nd Baron Revelstoke

John Baring, 2nd Baron Revelstoke

1863-1929
Merchant banker
Sitter in 6 portraits
Arthur Abraham David Sassoon

Arthur Abraham David Sassoon

1840-1912
Banker and socialite; fifth son of David Sassoon
Sitter in 1 portrait
Reuben David Sassoon

Reuben David Sassoon

1835-1905
Businessman; son of David Sassoon
Sitter in 2 portraits
Charles Harbord, 5th Baron Suffield

Charles Harbord, 5th Baron Suffield

1830-1914
Landowner and courtier
Sitter in 5 portraits
Cecilia Annetta (née Baring), Lady Suffield

Cecilia Annetta (née Baring), Lady Suffield

1832-1911
Courtier; first wife of 5th Baron Suffield; daughter of Henry Baring
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry Wellesley, 3rd Duke of Wellington

Henry Wellesley, 3rd Duke of Wellington

1846-1900
Soldier and politician
Sitter in 5 portraits
Edward Montagu Stuart Granville Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Wharncliffe

Edward Montagu Stuart Granville Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Wharncliffe

1827-1899
Railway executive, landowner and art collector
Sitter in 7 portraits
Owen Lewis Cope Williams

Owen Lewis Cope Williams

1836-1904
Army officer and politician; MP for Great Marlow
Sitter in 6 portraits
Emilia Yznaga

Emilia Yznaga

1855-1944
Daughter of Antonio Modesto Yznaga del Valle and Ellen Maria Clement
Sitter in 1 portrait