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A three-quarter-length imaginary portrait, against a view of Florence [not Venice] in the red costume for the court scene (still at Ellen Terry's home, Smallhythe Place: National Trust no. 118837) lent to Vita for the Fancy Dress Ball at Knole on 3rd July 1910. The ball was staged in the park of Knole house in aid of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Fund and Ellen Terry performed whilst Venetia Stanley, Elizabeth Asquith and Winston Churchill also attended along with the eighteen-year-old Vita's future husband, Harold Nicolson.
oil on canvas
H 34 x W 24 cm
acquired with Smallhythe Place by the National Trust, 1939