Fancy Dress the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Ball. The Ladies Churchill came as Watteau shepherdesses, which have always been a favourite dressing up role for the aristocracy, favoured by Marie Antoinette.
The Hon. Mrs Maguire as Dido, Queen of Carthage anachronistically accompanied not by a man dressed as Aeneas but by a Major Wynne-Finch, whose role is not recorded as far as I can tell. The Duchess of Devonshire's Diamond Jubilee Ball 1897
Images by Lafayette of the Guests in Costume at the Devonshire House Ball 3 July Mrs William (Willie) Dodge James, later Mrs John Chaytor Brinton, née Evelyn Elizabeth Forbes "in costume of period of Henry II"