The Cornwall Polytechnic Society records: 'The fifty-fifth annual Exhibition was opened on Tuesday, September 6th, at the Polytechnic Hall, Falmouth... After refering to the various departments of the Exhibition, he remarked, with regard to photography, which was in the charge of Mr Brooks, who took a great interest in the Society, that this department was in advance of previous years in portraiture; J Lafayette having an excellent portrait of the Countess of Londonderry, to which has been awarded a Silver medal.'
works and access
Works include: Photographic portrait of the Countess of L/Derry
CRPS September 1887 (Photography, Silver Medal Second Class)
misc further info
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p308)
The Photographic News;
RCPS Annual Report 1887