James Francis Harry, 5th Earl of Rosslyn

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Date:1895

Description:A photographic portrait of James Francis Harry, 5th Earl of Rosslyn (b.1869) taken at a costume ball, Bal Pouudre, at Warwick Castle in 1895.

The Earl was a half brother to Frances Evelyn Brooke (or Daisy), the Countess of Warwick, who became famous for staging glamorous events such as this.

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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