3rd Baron Ormathwaite & Lady Clementine Frances Anne Pratt Signed Walery Photographs 1890
Large pair of photographs signed by Arthur Henry John Walsh, 3rd Baron Ormathwaite (1859-1937), and his wife Lady Clementine Frances Anne Pratt (1870-1921), by Walery (Count Stanislaw Julian Ostrorog (1830-1890), Photographers to Queen Victoria:
"Arthur 1890" "Clemmie 1890"
He was a British Army officer, politician, peer and courtier. He was the eldest son of the 2nd Baron Ormathwaite and his wife, Katherine, a daughter of the 7th Duke of Beaufort. He was educated at Eton College. In 1876 he was commissioned a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal South Wales Borderers Militia, and promoted to lieutenant later the same year. In 1878 he transferred to the Regular Army as a second lieutenant in the 1st Life Guards and was later promoted to lieutenant. In 1887 he left the Regular Army and became a second lieutenant in the Royal East Kent Yeomanry, serving until 1890.
In 1885, Walsh entered Parliament as Conservative MP for Radnorshire and held the seat until his defeat by Liberal Francis Edwards in 1892. On 26 July 1890, he had married Lady Clementine Pratt, the only daughter of the 3rd Marquess Camden.
In 1892 he became an equerry in waiting to The Queen. In 1897, he was briefly Comptroller of the Household to The Duchess of Teck before her death that year and he carried her coronet at her funeral. He served as a Gentleman Usher (1902–1905) and Groom-in-Waiting (1905–1907) to King Edward VII and was Master of the Ceremonies from 1907 to 1920 and Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire from 1917 to 1921.
Walsh was appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order 4th Class (MVO) in 1907, promoted to Commander (CVO) in the 1910 New Year Honours, Knight Commander (KCVO) in the 1912 New Year Honours, and Knight Grand Cross (GCVO) in the 1920 Birthday Honours on his retirement.
Walsh inherited his father's title in 1920 and on his own death in 1937 without children it passed to his brother, George.
Count Stanislaw Julian Ostrorog, born in Mohylewo, Lithuania. He became a British citizen in 1862, and set up a studio in London, in 1883. He used the pseudonym of Walery which he adapted from his wife's name, Waleria. After his death in 1890, his son Stanislaw Julian Ignacy, Count Ostrorog (1863-1935) continued the studio of his father, combining (between 1890-1900) with Alfred Ellis to become Ellis and Walery. Walery is known for his famous portraits of Queen Victoria.
Size: 45.5 x 31.5 cm approx