The Honourable Julie Stonor (1861-1950) later Marquise d'Hautpoul
Oval white agate frame with gold mount, containing miniature of the Hon. Julie Stonor, bust-length, wearing a white lace dress and pearl necklace; blue eyes, brown hair. Engraved on the reverse with the sitter's name and the date 1888.
This heavily overpainted photographic miniature of The Honourable Julie Stonor is set in an oval white agate frame in a gold mount engraved on the reverse with the sitter’s name and the date 1888. It may be based on a half-length profile photograph dated 1884 by H.S. Mendelsohn of 27 Cathcart Road, South Kensington (RCIN 2809390). The white curtain on the left is an addition in the miniature. A later profile photograph of the Marquise d’Hautpoul, c. 1900, is in a Fabergé frame in the Royal Collection (RCIN 40101).
The Honourable Julie Stonor, daughter of The Honourable Francis Stonor and of Eliza Peel, Woman of the Bedchamber to Alexandra, Princess of Wales, and granddaughter of Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister. She married the Marquis d’Hautpoul in 1891, remained close to the Royal Family and was a frequent visitor of Queen Alexandra at Sandringham House.