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'Duchess of Connaught' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 70-311
most recent 9 MAR 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 MAR 13 by Charles Quest-Ritson
Dear David, This is slightly embarrassing... I was looking at HMF to see whether it had a photograph of Bennett's 'Duchess of Connaught', only to find that one of mine had already been uploaded to HMF. I don't particularly mind, but I was not aware that you had uploaded my picture without first asking me. Are there any other pictures of mine that you have uploaded? I would like to check their provenance and accuracy, if possible. It is so important that the pictures and other data on HMF are correct - otherwise one runs the risk of starting a falsehood that is almost impossible to put right. For the record, 'my' 'Duchess of Connaught' was photographed at l'Haÿ-les-Roses on 4 June 1992 where it was labelled 'Duke of Connaught'. I think you are probably right in saying that it is closer to Bennett's 'Duchess of Connaught', but have not found any contemporary illustrations to confirm or deny this attribution. Best wishes, Charles Quest-Ritson
Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 MAR 13 by HMF Admin
Thank you for such a kind note regarding this unauthorized use of your photo. I imagine it was an unintended oversight and we will confer with David regarding other similar examples. Thanks again.
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