This iconic image is of Miss Elizabeth (Betty) Vlasto and her Borzoi Tzigan Tiranka. Born in 1906 the daughter of Anthony Alexander Vlasto following her marriage to David Carnegie, 11th Earl of Northesk on 7 August 1929 Miss Vlasto was styled The Countess of Northesk. The Vlastos were a prominent Greek business family resident in London, UK. A further photographic image is held in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
With grateful thanks to Noel Patterson for identifying this image.
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