Alice Keppel

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Description:A photographic portrait of Alice Keppel (née Edmondstone), dressed in 18th century fancy dress. She was the wife of the Honourable George Keppel.

Like the Countess of Warwick, she enjoyed a frequently romantic friendship with Edward, Prince of Wales.

The photograph was taken at a costume ball, Bal Poudre, at Warwick Castle in 1895. Frances Evelyn Brooke (or Daisy), the Countess of Warwick, became famous for staging such glamorous occasions.

Bal Poudre means literally 'Powdered Ball' - this was a lavish recreation of a ball at the French Court in the 18th century, when the fashion for powdered wigs was high fashion.

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Image courtesy of: Warwick Castle

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Source: Warwick Castle

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