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Baron Adolf von André as Benvenuto Cellini.

Baron Adolf von André (d 1911).

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1897: Princess Alexandra, Princess of Wales, dressed as Mary, Queen of Scots, for the Duchess of Devonshire's costume ball celebrating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The jewels worn across the neckline of the dress is a tiara taken off its frame. (Thanks to Dan Harrington for the correct name of the Princess.)

Theresa, Marchioness of Londonderry, née Chetwynd-Talbot (1856-1919). Dressed as Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. The Devonshire House Ball, 1897.

Ellen Constance Needham as La Comtesse du Barry ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Mary's wearing a tiara on the neckline of her dress. (This is Mary as Duchess of York with her Duke, all jeweled up for the Duchess of Devonshire's costume ball celebrating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897

The Countess of Gosford as an 18th century version of Minerva, goddess of wisdom ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Viscountess Milton Madame Vigée-Le Brun ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

The Duchess of Devonshire's ball 1897

Mr and Mrs Hall Walker as the magician Merlin and Vivian the Lady of the Lake; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Lady Gerard, describing herself as the Moon Goddess Astarte ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

The Countess of Mar as Beatrice Portinari the woman who inspired Dante ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball 1897.

Lady Southampton as Beatrice Portinari the woman who inspired Dante ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

The Hon Mr Fitzwilliam as Nelson and Lord Staverdale as Petrarch ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball 1897

Lady Katharine Scott as Mary Queen of Scots. The Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Fancy Dress 1897: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Ball | The Library Time Machine

Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball 1897

Valkyries (Two sisters, the Mademoiselles de Courcel) ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Mrs Elizabeth James as the Archduchess Anne of Austria ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Lady Sophie Scott ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Mrs von Andre as Desdemona ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Brunhilde (Mrs Leslie) ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897